Feeling the need to adapt ICV's institutional framework to its increasing portfolio of field activities, we launched in October 2005 a new organizational structure, transforming itself into an international federation, with national offices and associate partners in various parts of the world.
In addition to its headquarters, our federation has representations in Canada, France, Mali, Senegal, South Africa.
ICV still sticks to its initial vision: the will to offer innovative services applicable to different contexts and regions. This aim is achieved by matching local volunteers and projects, the two jointly finding their own solutions. These solutions and the inspiration for them come from the basis rather than in a top-down fashion.
Today, the emergence of the information and shared knowledge society has made it essential to mobilize the citizens. If volunteers were to be put in one single nation, they would represent the world fifth economy. Thus, they are an important actor in society, and can actively contribute to human communication, building a society based on more Solidarity, Sharing and Consensus
In such a perspective, volunteerism remains more than ever the space to reinvest so as to contribute to quench the thirst of our world. Indeed, one of the essential characteristics of volunteerism is in fact this dedication to the human kind and this spirit of mission serving the majority: volunteers are paving the road of the future.
ICVolunteers aims to be the space, a catalyst, for individuals, communities and society in general.
The vision of ICVolunteers is to help develop a future where both individuals and communities can reap the benefits of personal commitment and free will. Through volunteering, we seek to link knowledge with needs and to promote a better, more equitable society involving all fields and actors.