You and I know how powerful volunteerism is. When Typhoon Ondoy struck the Philippines almost 4 years ago, we saw so many private citizens volunteer their time, money, effort, homes to help others in need. When Typhoon Sendong struck Mindanao Sendong struck Mindanao in December 2011, a lot of volunteers also shared their time and started donation drives, fundraising campaigns, feeding programs and the like. I also started humble relief drives and donation drives myself but those would not have prospered at all without the many volunteers who understood and answered the need for helping hands.
Knowing how needed, powerful and valued volunteers around the world are, what type of future do we want for volunteering? What are the reasons that compel people to continue volunteering? How can people who are interested to volunteer start?
These are just some of the issues that will be answered during the 2013 Volunteering Expo on March 5, 2013, Gateway Suites, Araneta Center, Quezon City, Philippines.
Organized by VSO Bahaginan, the Volunteering Expo 2013 will discuss the future we want for volunteering.
According to the event organizers, the Philippines is ripe for a volunteering revolution. “It is one of the few countries that has institutionalized volunteerism as a strategy for national development and international cooperation. The Volunteer Act of 2007 provides a clear mandate and push for organizations to underscore the value of active citizenship and volunteering for development.”
“The Volunteering Expo aims to help ignite a volunteering revolution, not only when citizen action is urgent, but at all times. We aim to raise the profile and value of volunteering and volunteers, elevating them in the consciousness of our society as integral and essential in our pursuit of progress and better life for all.”
Join more than 30 influential experts, 250 conference delegates and 150 volunteer fair participants and exhibitors. Meet, network and jumpstart partnerships with leaders, volunteer managers and volunteers who share your commitment to changing the world, one volunteer at a time at the 2013 Volunteering Expo.
Volunteer for change!
Join the 2013 Volunteering Expo
For more details, please visit the official 2013 Volunteering Expo website