I am now a proud member of iVolunteer Philippines :) You should be one too.
iVolunteer Philippines is a site that links NGO’s and outreach activities in need of manpower, with willing and able volunteers eager to put themselves to good use. Kinda like matchmaking :) A rebirth of 2001’s ivolunteer.net.ph, the Philippines’ first volunteerism portal, iVolunteer is a platform customized to reach the people today. And they walk their talk – they’re 100% powered by volunteers.
Their site has an extremely simple interface to match an extremely easy process:
- Look through the different volunteering opportunities. The thumbnail will give you the sector, the dates, and the number of volunteers needed. If you select an event, you get the full description, as well as the number of volunteers still needed and the deadline to sign up.
- Click on “COUNT ME IN,” and you’re in!
- Make sure to contact the email in the program description to get all details and for extra secure confirmation.
It’s that easy.
I’ve always felt that the problems were that the volunteering opportunities were too scattered, hard to find, and that the NGO’s themselves had a hard time looking for volunteers and/or marketing themselves given everything else they have to do. iVolunteer is the 3-in-1 solution :)
And since this is part of the 3 Places to Volunteer Today series, here are some volunteering oppprtunities on the site that I found interesting:
- Bahay Maria Games, Art and Magic! Though we may feel that the children’s parties of our youth were overrated, for the children in the Bahay Maria shelter the games and all the magic are a big thing. You get to make it a memorable Saturday for 35 girls from the shelter, where abandoned and surrendered children from poor communities have found a home. The outreach needs 20 volunteers for March 16, 2:30pm.
- Livelihood Program in Organic Agriculture. Organized by GreenEarth Heritage Foundation, Inc., this livelihood program is for the locals of Sitio Malapas na Parang in San Miguel, Bulacan. From March 9 to March 15, they need anyone and everyone to give the locals a hand in improving the community’s organic farm. Tasks include vegetable production, seeding and transplanting young plants, landscaping, etc. 50 volunteers are needed.
- Elections 2013 – Design and Commercialization. The iVolunteer design team itself is looking for graphic designers to come up with collaterals for the National Elections this May 2013. iVolunteer is partnering up ith groups such as the Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance, Task Force 2013, Youth Vote Philippines and NAMFREL to boost voter education, registration and awareness. 15 volunteers are needed!
Their mission is “to promote volunteerism by: Making it known, Making it easy, Making it happen.”
iVolunteer is another one of those sites that I had thought of setting up in passing, and that I wish I had done. They’re living the dream :)
To see more places you can volunteer at, click here. ❤