Civil society organizations are crucial stakeholders for IYV+10. Here is a list of NGOs committed to organizing a series of events and campaigns to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers. You may want to identify members and partners of these NGOs within your country in order to explore possibilities for joint initiatives and action.
In our Calendar of events section you can see what events are already being planned for 2011 and identify areas in which you can join in and support them.
Association 'Learning and Helping Overseas' (AKLHÜ)
This portal covers all aspects of international volunteer services, development services and other specialist services in development cooperation. It offers background information on the various services and their characteristics, on requirements for working on a project abroad, and on the benefits. The job database, with over 1,000 offers, is available to help you find the right assignment for you, worldwide. Short profiles and contact data are provided for around 150 personnel cooperation services.
Association of Voluntary Service Organisations (AVSO)The principal goal of AVSO is to promote and facilitate long term voluntary service. To achieve this goal AVSO lobbies at a European level against barriers to long term volunteering and the mobility of volunteers. European Voluntary Service is one of the main ways that people in the European region can undertake voluntary service; for this reason, many of AVSO's activities are concerned with this programme. In addition, AVSO also liaises with the European Commission on behalf of our members for the European Voluntary Service programme, and lobby on a number of key areas.
**Only in Spanish** El modelo de trabajo de la Iniciativa Cascos Blancos se asienta en las capacidades de los propios sectores afectados por situaciones de emergencia, tanto social como provocada por desastres socionaturales. En este sentido, la organización de las comunidades, la preparación de voluntarios y su incorporación a equipos de trabajo, la prevención y la gestión local del riesgo, constituyen capítulos de una forma de prevención y respuesta que da prioridad a los preparativos para enfrentar los problemas y, sobre todo, a la incorporación de las formas de respuesta de las propias comunidades y los protagonistas locales. Las misiones se desarrollan a pedido del sistema internacional o como resultado de las decisiones tomadas en el marco de las relaciones bilaterales de la República Argentina.
World Alliance for Citizen Participation is an international alliance established in 1993 to nurture the foundation, growth and protection of citizen action throughout the world, especially in areas where participatory democracy and citizens' freedom of association are threatened. Its vision is of a worldwide community of informed, inspired, committed citizens engaged in confronting the challenges facing humanity. CIVICUS seeks to amplify the voices and opinions of ordinary people. It recognizes that for effective and sustainable civic participation to occur, citizens must enjoy rights of free association and be able to engage all sectors of society.
Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS)
The objectives of CCIVS are related to the promotion and development of the voluntary service movement on national, regional and international levels in the contemporary world: Towards peace, international understanding, friendship and co-operation among the people of the world, particularly the youth, in order to advance and improve the future of humanity; Towards the development and the furthering of efforts concerning developing countries, in order to strengthen their national independence; In Solidarity with people struggling for national independence, democracy, social progress and against all forces not observing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; For the benefit of people affected by all forms of social and economic exploitation, unemployment and bad working and living conditions, and the promotion of awareness and action against these forms of degradation; For the benefit of a fruitful co-ordination of the activities of the CCIVS members.
European Volunteer Centre (CEV)
The European Volunteer Centre (Centre européen du volontariat, CEV) is a European network of over 80 mainly national and regional volunteer centres and volunteer development agencies across Europe, that together work to support and promote voluntary activity. CEV channels the collective priorities and concerns of its member organisations to the institutions of the European Union. It also acts as a central forum for the exchange of policy, practice and information on volunteering. The member organisations of CEV represent thousands of volunteer organisations, associations and other voluntary and community groups at local, regional, national and in some cases international level.
European Youth Forum (YFJ)
YFJ is an independent, democratic, youth-led platform, representing 98 National Youth Councils and International Youth Organisations from across Europe. The YFJ works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives, by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations towards the European Institutions, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP)
Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP) is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the development of innovative, high-quality youth civic engagement policies and programs both in the US and around the world. Founded in 2001 through a multi-year grant from the Ford Foundation, ICP grew out of Susan Stroudï¿½s thirty years of experience in designing programs and policies and building networks that affect youth civic engagement on a large scale. ICP is the permanent secretariat of International Association for National Youth Service (IANYS) which is also involved in IYV+10. IANYS is a global network of professionals working to promote youth service around the world.
International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE)
The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) was founded in 1970 by a group of volunteers from around the world who saw in volunteering a means of making connections across countries and cultures. It has grown into a global network of volunteers, volunteer organisations, national representatives and volunteer centres, with members in over 70 countries, and in all world regions. The majority of IAVE members are in developing countries. IAVE is registered as a charity in the USA, in California, with By-Laws which set out the governing principles and procedures. IAVE has special consultative status with the UN ECOSOC Committee, and associate status with the UN Department of Public Information. It is a member of the UN Confederation of NGO’s, and has a strong working relationship with UN Volunteers, underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding.
International Centre for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL)
ICNL is the leading source for information on the legal environment for civil society and public participation. Since 1992, ICNL has served as a resource to civil society leaders, government officials, and the donor community in over 100 countries.
International Conference Volunteers (ICV)
ICVolunteers is an international non-profit organization specialized in the field of communications, in particular languages, communication technologies and conference support.
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 186 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
International FORUM on Development Service (FORUM)
The International FORUM on Development Service (known as FORUM) is the most significant global network of International Volunteer Co-operation Organisations. FORUM aims to share information, develop good practice and enhance co-operation and support between its Members. Together, FORUM Members explore innovative practice and research key contemporary issues, focusing on organisational learning and improved practice. This information is shared in person, at conferences and via the website. FORUM's Members include both non-governmental (NGO) and state organisations which work through over 12,000 volunteer development workers in more than 100 developing countries.
International Movement ATD Fourth World (ATD Fourth World)
The International Movement ATD Fourth Worldis a non-governmental organization with no religious or political affiliation which engages with individuals and institutions to find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty. Working in partnership with people in poverty, ATD Fourth World’s human rights-based approach focuses on supporting families and individuals through its grass-roots presence and involvement in disadvantaged communities, in both urban and rural areas, creating public awareness of extreme poverty and influencing policies to address it.
National Network of Organizations Promoting Volunteerism Japan (NNOPV)
**Only in Japanese** 「広がれボランティアの輪」連絡会議（会長／山崎美貴子：神奈川県立保健福祉大学 学長）は、あらゆる国民が「いつでも、どこでも、誰でも、楽しく」ボランティア・市民活動に参加できるような環境づくり、気運づくりを図る目的で、全国的なボランティア・市民活動推進団体や学校教育・社会教育関係団体、青少年団体、経済・商工団体、労働団体、マスコミ系社会事業団等により平成6年6月に結成された。現在55団体により構成され、全国的なボランティア･市民活動への参加よびかけ、ボランティア・市民活動のあり方に関する懇談会やシンポジウム、フォーラムの開催、提言活動等の広報・啓発活動を推進している。事務局は、全国社会福祉協議会・全国ボランティア活動振興センターが担当している。
The Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF)
IBLF is an independent, not-for-profit global organisation working with business leaders to deliver innovative solutions to sustainable development challenges.
Red Iberamericana de Voluntariado Universitario para la inclusion Social (REDIVU)
**Only in Spanish** La finalidad la Red Iberoamericana de Compromiso Social y Voluntariado Universitario (REDIVU) es la institucionalización del voluntariado universitario en Latinoamérica como medio para incidir en las políticas de inclusión social en la región. Aspira a lograr que los más de 7.5 millones de estudiantes de la mayor parte de las 800 universidades que hay en Latinoamérica desarrollen en sus carreras por lo menos un semestre de trabajo para la comunidad bajo modelos avanzados de servicio-aprendizaje.
Southern Africa Development Community Council of NGOs (SADC-CNGO)
The formation of SADC was originally influenced by the need to promote and support political liberation in southern Africa. With the fall of apartheid and the attainment of political independence in the region, SADC was transformed to become a vehicle for socio-economic and political development. Through SADC, the region has embarked on complex processes of pursuing sustainable economic and social development while at the same time making efforts to consolidate the emerging democracies and good governance in line with the SADC Treaty. The SADC secretariat in collaboration with the Member States has made great progress in this regard. However, it is evident that the achievement of SADC development goals requires incorporation and contribution of civil society formations, including NGOs.
United Way Worldwide
United Way is a worldwide network in 45 countries and territories, including nearly 1,300 local organizations in the U.S. It advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income and health the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. "We invite you to be part of the change. You can give, you can advocate and you can volunteer."
Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
VSO is the a leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.
World Alliance of YMCAs (YMCA)
YMCA stands for Young Men’s Christian Association. It is a world-wide Christian, ecumenical, voluntary Movement for women and men with special emphasis on, and the genuine involvement of, young people, which seeks to share the Christian ideal of building a human community of justice with love, peace and reconciliation for the fullness of life for all creation. YMCAs work for social justice for all people, irrespective of religion, race, gender or cultural background. The World Alliance was established in 1855 with its first World Conference in Paris. The Conference drew up the Paris Basis, the YMCA’s mission statement, which made the World Alliance of YMCAs a pioneer of ecumenism.
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
With ten million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 145 countries, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to girls and young women in the world.
Almost 1.5 million volunteer leaders around the world deliver our unique, values-based, non-formal, educational programme which enables girls and young women to develop their full potential through self-development, challenge and adventure. Through our global education, community action and advocacy programmes, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are empowered to become active citizens, who want to improve their lives and the lives of others for the better, wherever they live. WAGGGS is celebrating 100 years of international Girl Guiding/Girl Scouting between 2010 and 2012.
World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
The mission of Scouting is to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.
Youth Service America (YSA)
YSA improves communities by increasing the number and the diversity of young people, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles. Founded in 1986, YSA supports a global culture of engaged youth committed to a lifetime of service, learning leadership, and achievement. The impact of YSA’s work through service and service-learning is measured in student achievement, workplace readiness, and healthy communities.
Young Women's Christian Association (World YWCA)
The World YWCA is a global network of women leading social and economic change in 125 countries worldwide. It advocates for peace, justice, health, human dignity, freedom and care of the environment, and has been at the forefront of raising the status of women since it was founded in 1894. The World YWCA develops women's leadership to find local solutions to the global inequalities women face. Each year, it reaches more than 25 million women and girls through work in 22,000 communities. This grassroots development experience shapes the organisation's global advocacy agenda. YWCA work is inspired by Christian principles and a commitment to women's full and equal participation in society. It is a volunteer membership movement, inclusive of women from many faiths, backgrounds and cultures.