24 Jan '11, 2pm

IAVE World Volunteer Conference kicks off

IAVE World Volunteer Conference kicks off

SINGAPORE : Over 1,000 members of the world volunteering community are in Singapore to attend the International Association of Volunteer Effort (IAVE) World Volunteer Conference. Held for the first time in Singapore, top thinkers and practitioners are expected to share insights into volunteerism worldwide in more than 70 sessions. The three-day event will address key issues surrounding the UN Millennium Development Goals such as eradicating poverty and humanitarian relief. President S R Nathan graced the opening ceremony at the Resorts World Sentosa on Monday evening. The conference comes at a time when volunteering and philanthropy are gaining momentum in Singapore. The national volunteerism rate is at an all-time high of 23.3 per cent. "While we are delighted that more people are volunteering and serving the community, we still have a long way to go in terms of volunteer...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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