When you think of exemplary Filipino volunteers, what comes to your mind?  How would you encapsulate your thoughts on them in a logo and a title? These are the questions that the Philippine Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) wants you to answer, as it launches the contest for a new logo and title for the annual Search for Outstanding Volunteers (SOV).

            The SOV Title and Logo Contest seeks to give the Search a distinct professional brand  that will generate active public participation in the Search.    Open to all Filipino citizens aged 15 years old and above, the contest will accept a maximum of two (2) original entries from participants.  The Title should be in Filipino with English translation while the Logo should be in color. Each entry should be accompanied by a one-page essay explaining the message of both the title and logo.

Criteria for judging are relevance (30%), creativity (30%),  originality (20%) and over-all impact (20%).

The winner will receive a plaque of recognition and P15, 000 pesos inclusive of tax as a cash prize.

Deadline for submission of entries is on 28 February 2015.  The entry forms are available at the PNVSCA Office or may be downloaded at

Now on its 14th year of implementation, SOV is the government’s platform to recognize Filipino volunteers from different regions of the country who selflessly devote their time, effort, and resources to contribute to the development of society.


2014 NVM and IVD Celebration: Launching of the Philippine Coalition on Volunteerism (PhilCV)

Organizations come together to change the face of volunteerism in the Philippines
Coalition established to enhance coordination, create an unprecedented knowledge and resource hub, and establish a Roadmap on Philippine Volunteerism.

25 November 2014. Manila - Recognizing the valuable role of volunteers and their impact on society, seven organizations that have been effectively mobilizing volunteers in the Philippines have come together to establish the Philippine Coalition on Volunteerism, Inc. (PhilCV), a consortium that aims to unify and synergize volunteering efforts in the country. 

With its network partners, PhilCV will advocate and influence policy on volunteerism.  “We intend to synergize efforts and establish an accessible hub of volunteering knowledge and resources,” said PhilCV chairperson Nix Hipolito. “Alongside creating vibrant partnerships, we intend to further strengthen volunteerism in the country.”
The coalition is being launched on December 5, which the United Nations has designated in 1985 as International Volunteer Day (IVD).  December has also been declared in 1998 by the Philippine government as National Volunteer Month (NVM).  IVD has become a venue for volunteers from all sectors to come together not only to celebrate and share their contributions to development at local, national and international levels but, more importantly, to further promote volunteerism.

With the support of the Australian Embassy, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), the Association of Foundations (AF) and the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), the seven founding organizations will launch PhilCV during the IVD and NVM celebrations at the Oakwood Premier Joy~Nostalg Center Manila.

Adapting the global IVD theme “Make change happen: Volunteer!”, the whole-day event includes, aside from the PhilCV launch, Volunteer Talks (VoTalks) and the multi-sectoral Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) as input for the Roadmap on Philippine Volunteerism, a project being initiated by PhilCV.

The founding members of PhilCV – Associate Missionaries of the Assumption (AMA); International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE Philippines); KAISA Para sa Kaunlaran; Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation, Inc. (JVPFI); Miriam Institutional Network for Social Action (Miriam INSA); Volunteer Organization Information Coordination and Exchange (VOICE); and VSO Bahaginan – are inviting civil society organizations, university offices and corporate foundations with volunteering programs to join PhilCV and benefit from upcoming activities and course offerings to enhance volunteer management.
For more information, contact the PhilCV Secretariat at telephone numbers (632) 911-9792/913-7231 or email

NVM 2014: Volunteering for the Environment

The Philippines celebrates the National Volunteer Month (NVM) every December. For this year, NVM encourages all Filipinos and organizations  to respond to the challenges of volunteering for environment.

As we prepare for the NVM, below are some activities of our partners (in national volunteering) that you might consider:

In NCR ( with IAVE Phils., 5 November 2014):

In Cagayan de Oro City ( 8 November 2014):

2014 SWVR Experts Committee Meeting

Dr. Grace Aguiling-Dalisay (VOICE Founding President) attended the 
2014 State of the World's Volunteerism Report (SWVR) Experts Committee Meeting on 
20-21 February 2014 in Bonn, Germany. Full report will be posted once available.

Congratulations, Pahinungod!

February 18 ·  · Taken at Ateneo de Manila University

20 years of volunteerism...
A recognition for the entire UP Community...

Mabuhay ang Pahinungod!

NCEAV Conference Report 2012

"With the theme, Promoting the Scholarship of Engagement. Charting New Paths., the NCEAV 2012 was a venue to examine fundamental and emerging issues about volunteering and it was a platform to create a community of practice through sharing of good practices and case studies to build a stronger voluntary sector that recognizes the impact and value of volunteering". (

Click link to download: NCEAV Conference Report 2012 (under Conference category)

Related Link:
NCEAV Program and Presentations


In celebration of the 20th Inception Anniversary, 
UP Pahinungod invites you to join the Pahinungod Fun Run! 
There would be no categories, it will be just a simple gathering of volunteers.

You may register at the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Manila office until August 30, 2013.

Registration fee of 200php inclusive of a limited edition Pahinungod T-shirt.

For details please contact:
UP Pahinungod Manila at Mezzanine Floor (Above UP Health Service)
UP - Philippine General Hospital, Taft Ave., Ermita, Manila
Telephone Number : (632) 526 69 51