Volunteering Management

How to effectively manage the volunteers? How to ensure that their efforts truly contribute to a just cause? Which kind of capacity building should be envisioned in order to have strong, sound volunteers engaged in the delivery of social value and common good? How to retain them? Which kind of rights and duties should we expect from them?

Giving the dimension that volunteerism is taking all over the world, volunteering management is becoming a discipline itself. Often neglected, volunteers should have total clarity about their role, responsibilities, duties but also rights.

Changing Perspectives of Orphanage Volunteering in Nepal

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Martin Punaks, the Country Director of Next Generation Nepal, assesses social activists' efforts in Nepal to end child trafficking to orphanages by campaigning to stop orphanage voluntourism. He goes on to suggest a way forward to finally end orphanage trafficking in Nepal.

GLOBAL VOLUNTEERING CONFERENCE IN MEXICO CITY: VOLUNTEERING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

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IAVE, THE International Association for Volunteer Effort, is organizing the 24th IAVE World Volunteer Conference, hosted by Cemefi (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía). Our theme – Volunteering for Social Change – recognizes that volunteering is a powerful way in which individual and collective actions can bring needed change to our communities, our countries and our rapidly globalizing world.

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NGN's Widsom Wednesdays: A Series of Talks on Child Rights and Ethical Volunteering

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Next Generation Nepal is running a series of talks and discussions, by child rights activists and ethical tourism experts, on ethical tourism and volunteering in Nepal. They are being held most Wednesdays at 5pm in Paddy Foley's Irish Pub and Restaurant, opposite Kathmandu Guest House, Thamel. Starting at 5:00pm and running until 6:30pm. They are FREE!!! Please join us!!!

Paradox of orphanage volunteering: Problems everywhere

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French Gap Year Student Enjoying Teaching in Orphanage
Without hesitating we can say, many 'orphanage homes' are intentionally opened and operated for the good money and not for the good social service. Problem is everywhere, we should fight collectively.

EXPANDED CONCEPT OF VOLUNTEERING AND LINKAGE TO TOURISM By MANOJ K. GIRI (CHAIRMAN, ALTERNATIVE VOLUNTEER)

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Thousands of foreign tourists visit Nepal, particularly for the Himalayan experience, and some are keen to be involved in volunteering. Good intentions in terms of volunteering work also mean immersion in the Nepali life style and culture. A few days of volunteering can result in great memories as well as some bitter truths.

The Changing Nature of Volunteering into Voluntourism Without a Proper Policy By Manoj Kumar Giri (Chairman, Alternative Volunteer)

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Volunteering in Nepal has its own particularities - it is connected with our culture, lifestyle and the nature of our social structures. People have supported those in need selflessly including during social and cultural events such as feasts, weddings and other traditional Hindu customs.

FLAG OF NEPAL 2014 VISIT OBSERVATION

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The display of the flag of Nepal as noticed during my winter 2014 visit to Nepal. Enjoy.

BAGMATI RIVER & BAGMATI CIVILIZATION PRESERVATION & PROTECTION

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Promoting Volunteerism in SAARC

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Can volunteerism push forward the regional integration process? What's about the idea of a SAARC Volunteering Corp program? And the idea of having a regional network of organization in South Asia promoting volunteerism and pushing for more cooperation in the sector? This article was published first on the The Kathmandu Post on 18th of January, 2015 under the title 'For One Another"

Everybody Can Serve: Celebrating the Power of Inclusive Volunteering | ENGAGE, VSO + ICS (Part II)

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'ENGAGE, in partnership with and with the support of VSO through the International Citizenship Service (ICS), organized "Everybody Can Serve" - a partnership and networking fostering event to promote a more inclusive society through volunteerism. The event comprised a market place, a partnership/collaboration corner and discussion/debate component.'

 

ENGAGE: www.engage.org.np