NVS 2011

4th National Volunteer Summit (NVS) 
Theme: The Role of Volunteers in Building Authentic Peace and Human Development
8-10 April 2011 SEARSOLIN, Xavier University (Manresa), Cagayan de Oro City

VOICE Network invites
Filipino/Foreign Volunteers, Volunteer Managers/Advocates
NGO and Government Agencies, Social Entrepreneurs
Student/Youth/Community Leaders
to take part in strengthening volunteers across the country and
enhancing its contribution to nation building.

Join us in celebrating  the “gains of volunteerism” and in learning more
“ways of volunteering” to advance community growth and structural reforms for development.

NVS Highlights:

NVS 2011 will feature discussions and present case studies on the challenges for volunteer engagement in peace and development, specifically the so-called peace collaterals, i.e., poverty alleviation, food security, good governance, human resource development, sustainable environment, socio-cultural heritage conservation, among others.

Volunteer Organizations Exhibit  
One of the goals of the VOICE Network is to inform and advocate volunteering best practices to the public. The summit will organize volunteer programs exhibits which will highlight volunteer organizations’ response to MDG’s collaterals for peace and development. This is one way of promoting volunteers’ engagements in attaining the Millennium Development Goals. The Exhibit would be open for public viewing. The organizers will also allot time for the public to interact with the volunteers to discuss their institutions and activities.

Photo Exhibit
The Photo Contest is open to photojournalists and photo enthusiasts. The competition will feature photographs of peace-building efforts carried out by volunteer organizations based in/that have projects in Mindanao.

Keynote Speech: The Role of Volunteers in Building Authentic Peace and Human Development

Plenary Presentations
Sub-Theme 1: Affirmations and Challenges in Engaging Volunteers as a Host/Partner Institution
Sub-Theme 2: Role of the Academe in Peace Process
Sub-Theme 3: Bridging Peace Approach of Communities in Conflict
Sub-Theme 4: Enterprise Peace-building Approach

Film Viewing: Lupang Hinirang, Lupang Hinarang by Ditsi Carolino-Garcia

Study Tour
NVS participants will be given chance to choose their group to tour various volunteer service project sites in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Lanao  and Bukidnon, it is hoped that participants will have a better understanding of how volunteers in Mindanao contribute in peace and development.

Area 1: Sustainable Agriculture (Claveria, Misamis Oriental)
Area 2: Community Peace-building (Lantad, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental)
Area 3: Community/Volunteers' Initiatives for Land rights and development (Panaw, Sumilao, Bukidnon)
Area 4: Interfaith Grassroots Peace-building (Kauswagan, Misamis Oriental)

Volunteer Development/Socials/CULTURAL SHOW:

Reflection Sessions
Volunteer sharing takes the form of “Volunteer Monologues” that will be presented during solidarity night of the summit. This activity aims to provide avenue for volunteers to process personal experiences and to deepen their commitment to volunteering and social development. Using the “V Monologues” as a jumpoff point, volunteers may wish to have small group discussions within the summit during which they will make a personal assessment of their contribution in the areas of peace and development.

Volunteer Recognition
VOICE will also launch Gawad V (volunteer). It aims at giving recognition to exemplary individual volunteers, Gawad V, and to promote volunteerism by presenting as role models, especially among the youth, volunteers who work in various initiatives/programs especially (for the 4th NVS) in peace and development.

Volunteers Capacity-BUILDING
This will feature capacity building activities which are useful and engaging for the volunteers. The session also hopes to revive/connect with Mindanao rich tradition and recent innovations.

VOICE General Assembly
This is to involve VOICE Members in building and strengthening the network.

*trade fair: Community products will also be promoted during the summit. The organizers will allocate booths for the organizations that have community products. This would provide leverage for community-based commodities against the commercially available products. This would also be a good venue to target sympathy market and trade fair advocates that support local entrepreneurs. (Open to all social enterprise. Limited slots, please contact the NVS secretariat for details).

*Bloodletting activity: In partnership with Red Cross Misamis Oriental Chapter, VOICE will hold bloodletting activity which will benefit cancer patients and IPs in the region. It’s a tribute to former VOICE cluster coordinator (Divina Gracia Benitez), who at 27 died due to lung cancer and who devoted most of her youthful years in volunteering, especially with the IPs. (Not limited to NVS delegates. Open to the public).

*Running activity throughout the Summit.

TeleFax: 088-8592098 Mobile: 09159262619 Email: voicenational@gmail.com 


carl_louie92 said...

magkano po ang bayad sa event po???

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