The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) was founded in 1970. IAVE is the only international Organization whose primary aim is to promote, strengthen and celebrate volunteering in all of the many ways it happens throughout the world.
IAVE is best known for its biennial World Volunteer Conference and affiliated Youth Volunteer Conference. Its biennial regional volunteer conferences offer the opportunity for leaders of volunteering to come together closer to home, meeting and working with their regional peers.
The IAVE Asia-Pacific conference is the longest-running and most successful regional conference. From the first in 1987, it has been held throughout the region – from New Delhi in the West to Canberra in the South to Tokyo and Nagoya in the East to Seoul in the North – every two years since.