Foreign and local volunteers assigned in various parts of Region VI will gather at the Regional Development Council (RDC) Conference Hall on March 24, at the NEDA Regional Office (NRO) VI Building, to share best practices and experiences about their work that other volunteers can learn from. This is the first sharing session to be held in the region sponsored by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), an attached agency of NEDA.
Foreign and local volunteers, do quiet work that help achieve the national goal of rapid and inclusive growth in the country. Some of the work they do include: manning relief centers during disasters, teaching students in public schools, building houses for the homeless, feeding the poor, conducting seminar-workshops for capability building and skills enhancement, among others.
Convening the volunteers is an opportunity for the PNVSCA to gather feedback on actual experiences from the field that will be used to further enhance and improve volunteer work and the management of volunteers in the Philippines.
The PNVSCA is the government agency that processes all requests for foreign and local volunteers from public offices, institutions, and non-government organizations as a means to harness the skills and expertise of volunteer workers in assisting organizational or project activities in the country. For more information on how to request for volunteers or apply as volunteer, visit the PNVSCA website at http://www.pnvsca.gov.ph/.