IAVE 2014                                          




Volunteering Australia will be hosting the 23rd IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort) World Volunteer Conference at the Gold Coast from 15 – 20 September 2014.
There are two separate conferences being held as part of this event:
  1. The IAVE Youth Conference 15 – 17 September
  2. The World Volunteer Conference 17 – 20 September
Each of these conferences are held on separate dates, at separate venues and targeted at separate audiences.  This document outlines the key information about each conference with examples of promotional material attached.
Be motivated and inspired at the 23rd IAVE World Volunteering Conference #iave2014 the place to mix with other volunteer leaders, to develop your skills, build your network and find out about global best practice and innovation in volunteering.
Take home new skills or ideas. See you at Gold Coast, Australia, 15 to 20 September 2014.
Important Information about the two events

IAVE Youth Conference, Dates: 15 -17 September 2014, 
Address: Gold Coast, Queensland

About the Conference

The conference is a residential conference with registration fees including accommodation and conference attendance.
The IAVE Youth Conference will challenge, inform, energise and promote young people involved in volunteer effort. The Conference precedes the IAVE World Volunteer Conference and takes place on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Opportunity for delegates to participate in volunteer activities with a host of organisations is a feature of the event. With a particular focus on social entrepreneurship, digital tools for changes, and volunteering as a pathway to employment, the IAVE Youth Conference will provide a platform for the youth of the world to exchange ideas, work together in a collaborative way, and ultimately redefine 21st century volunteering!
Who Should Attend:
  • Volunteers aged between 16 – 29 years 
  • Volunteer managers aged between 16 – 29 years
  • Leaders and staff within the volunteering sector aged between 16 – 29 years

World Volunteer Conference, Date: 17 – 20 September 2014
Address: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (2684 – 2690 Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach, Queensland Australia)

About the Conference
With delegates from around the globe, an exciting line-up of keynote speakers and presenters, and a comprehensive program, the Conference will highlight both the importance and complexity of volunteering.
With the theme Volunteering – Today’s Imperative, the Conference will not only focus on current models of volunteering but importantly the future of volunteering. In an age where communication technology promotes global community interaction, volunteer effort is at the forefront of bringing about positive change. 
Who Should Attend
  • Leaders and staff in volunteer involving organisations
  • Volunteer managers
  • Leaders in the volunteering sector
  • Staff of State and Territory Peak Volunteering Bodies and Volunteer Resource  Centres
  • Sector leaders (of sectors which rely heavily on volunteers)
  • Government representatives, both Parliamentarians and public/civil servants especially those engaged in policy making
  • Corporations engaged in employee volunteering, corporate and social responsibility
  • Academics researching in the area of volunteering




Conference Mission To motivate, mobilise and celebrate individuals, NGOs, corporations, governments and academics who, through volunteer effort, add to quality citizen engagement in building safe and sustainable communities.



Volunteering Australia is the national body on volunteering working to advance volunteering throughout the Australian community. Its role is to represent the diverse views and needs of the sector and it promotes volunteering as one of the enduring social, cultural and economic values of our society. Additionally, VA strives to engender recognition for volunteer effort through support and consultation with organisations dependent on volunteers.



The international Association of Volunteer Effort (IAVE) is a global network of volunteers and volunteer organisations, national representative organisations and volunteer centres with members in over 70 countries. It is a registered charity in the US and has special consultative status with the UN. IAVE exists to promote, strengthen and celebrate the development of volunteering in the world.



Our Vision.

IAVE’s vision is of a global culture of volunteering that contributes to a fairer, more peaceful, inclusive and compassionate world.


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15 August Standard registration open 
10 September  Online registration closes 
15-20 September Conference runs