ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
IVCO is an annual conference of Forum bringing together leaders of international volunteering agencies from around the globe in a unique dialogue focusing on the challenges and opportunities currently facing volunteering in development – longstanding, and newly emerging. IVCO allows Forum members to learn, exchange ideas and practice innovation, build supportive peer networks, and participate in shaping sectoral policy and advocacy initiatives.
Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa (YSS) / Student Volunteers Foundation is hosting the International Volunteers Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) Conference 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in collaboration with the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) with support from the Malaysian Government.
It has been more than a decade since the last IVCO was hosted in Southeast Asia, which was in Singapore. It is timely as Forum’s membership is currently expanding to diverse groups of volunteer-involving organisations across the globe.
The theme “A New Generation of Volunteer as Changemakers” focuses on the “new generations” in relation to the future of volunteering. It will bring together volunteer-involving organisations, policymakers, volunteers, and the private sector to be engaged in a conversation on providing an enabling environment for new generations of volunteers to flourish and continuously create impact.