Slide1: IAVE National Volunteer Centre-Bangladesh
Centre For Development Services (CDS)
38/1, Block-F, Ring Road, Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.
Tel:(88-02)9127507,9120152 Fax:(88-02) 8115512
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BANGLADESH Table of Contents: Table of Contents Introduction and Background
Structure of IAVE-Bangladesh
Locations of IAVE Centres in Bangladesh
Activities of IAVE Bangladesh
Challenges and Lessons Learnt IAVE BANGLADESH Background Information: Background Information Bangladesh has long history of voluntarism e.g., liberation war, natural and social disaster , etc. at family, community and state levels.
Mary Ripley ,Margaret Bell and Kenn Allen visited Bangladesh to witnessed the voluntary activities
Centre for Development Services (CDS) was chosen by IAVE Board as National IAVE Centre –Bangladesh in 1995
Bangladesh has more than 3000 NGOs working in deferent social sector with the help of huge number of volunteers. Some of these NGOs have been selected as Local Volunteer Centre and Regional Volunteer Centres.
Till date we have around 20 international members. The numbers are reducing for various reasons. IAVE BANGLADESH Strategic Plan for IAVE-Bangladesh: Strategic Plan for IAVE-Bangladesh The strategic plan has been developed after series of exercises. Salient features
of strategic plan are;
Vision: A sustainable Volunteer Resource Centre
Promote Volunteering nationwide by establishing Local, Regional volunteer Centre and to build capacity of volunteer centres for strengthening Volunteer network and activities in the light of World IAVE Mission statement.
By the end of 2010 IAVE-Bangladesh will be a pioneering organization for strengthening Volunteering in the country in line with World IAVE.
Conducting training on Volunteer management
Provide dynamic leadership for promoting volunteerism within the country.
Undertaking country wide program through its RVC and LVCs
Mobilizing resources within the country and outside the country to make IAVE - Bangladesh a sustainable institution
Maintain good Communication and Liaison with World IAVE, Regional Coordinator and other countries. IAVE BANGLADESH Slide5: Operational Structure of IAVE -Bangladesh National IAVE Centre
Governed by the elected representatives from Regional and Local Volunteer centre Regional Volunteer Centre(RVC)
Governed by the elected representatives from local centres and members Local Volunteer Centre (LVC)
Governed by the elected representatives of local members World IAVE Secretariat Community Based Activities BANGLADESH IAVE Slide6: Location of Regional Volunteer Centres (RVCs) and Local Volunteer Centres (LVCs)
IAVE BANGLADESH Activities of National Volunteer Centre : Activities of National Volunteer Centre IAVE -Bangladesh has already established two Regional Volunteer Centres (RVC) and 11 Local Volunteer Centres (LVC).
Conducted orientation for RVC and LVCs as well as newly recruited volunteers
Prepare strategic plan
Plan for National Workshop
Drive to recruit more international
A total of eight meetings were held
Communication with World IAVE
Conducted a diploma course on
Volunteer management with the help
of AusAid and Asia Pacific School of Volunteer Management (APSVM) IAVE BANGLADESH Activities of Regional Volunteer Centres (RVCs): Activities of Regional Volunteer Centres (RVCs) Two Regional Volunteer Centres (RVC) namely, Voluntary Association for Rural development (VARD), located at the divisional headquarter, Sylhet, and Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) in Chittagong, who have undertaken different activities , some of the activities are;
Capacity building workshop for Community Volunteers
A total of 10 days long workshop on Capacity building of Volunteers were conducted by regional Volunteer Centre (RVC) A total of 200 participants attended out of which most of them are from local volunteers and from other civil society groups, i, e, Journalist, Social worker, opinion leaders etc. Representatives from National Volunteer Centre played the facilitators role in the workshop.
RVC distributed 1080 fruit bearing and other plants among 500 rural poor women. The plants were distributed free of cost.
Volunteer training for Rural Youth:
A 3-day long training were provided in 10 batches. 100 volunteers participated in the said training. IAVE BANGLADESH Activities of Regional Volunteer Centres (RVC): Activities of Regional Volunteer Centres (RVC) Legal Aid Training
Legal Aid training was conducted for the group leaders for 5 days. Three sessions were held where 30 participants attended the training.
Tube well repairing & distribution
IAVE volunteers of RVC have repaired 42 tube wells and installed 20 new Tube-wells to ensure safe drinking water for 400 families of 10 villages
Support to Flood victims
The Centres provided services to flood victims in the form building houses and rehabilitation of the victims.
The RVC s have taken initiatives to observe different days like, World Volunteer day, World Health Day, International Language Day, Human Rights day, "World AIDS day“ etc. IAVE BANGLADESH Activities of Local Volunteer Centres (LVCs): Activities of Local Volunteer Centres (LVCs) Workshop on Volunteering and Volunteer Centre Management
Several workshops were conducted on volunteering and volunteer centre
Management by the Local Volunteer centres.
What is IAVE (emergence, background, network , etc)
Vision of World IAVE
Mission & Strategies of IAVE for celebrating IYV 2001
Vision of IAVE-Bangladesh and its strategies for 2001
What is volunteering?
Why should we volunteer?
Benefits to volunteer.
Responsibilities of a volunteer
Who are young volunteers?
Recruitment of Membership both national and International
Roles and Functions of Local volunteer centre (LVC).
Job Description of Local Volunteer Centre Representative
Operational structure of IAVE - Bangladesh IAVE BANGLADESH Activities of Local Volunteer Centres (LVCs): Activities of Local Volunteer Centres (LVCs) Volunteer Teachers
There are more than 600 Volunteer teachers
who identify school drop out children and
provide them Non-Formal Education (NFE).
A total of 120 peer volunteers from among the sex workers are proving volunteer counselling to other sex workers on the prevention of HIV/AIDS as well as establishing their basic rights in the society.
Scale up the behavioural change activities and health promotion interventions for high risk behaviours and vulnerable groups, seeking to achieve a high coverage; Reduce discrimination of those infected with HIV, or groups engaging in high risk behaviours, by creating and enabling environment through implementation of appropriate advocacy, policies and related measure
IAVE BANGLADESH Challenges and Lessons Learnt: Challenges and Lessons Learnt Challenges
Recruitment of International member is a big challenge
Respect and Recognition of Volunteers
Rich people do not want to involved in volunteering
International Members should get due attention from both national and International IAVE
Mobilisation of local resources can make a big difference in the national as well as international volunteering. IAVE BANGLADESH Slide14: Wishing you all
a very happy
New Year 2008