IVCO 2024


Forum's Annual Conference of International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO)

Building & Sustaining Connections for Change: Volunteering for Solidarity

The International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations (IVCO) Annual Conference is headed by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum). Since 2001, it brings together leaders from volunteering agencies, academics, government officials, policymakers and volunteers from around the globe. 

The resulting dialogue sheds light on the challenges and opportunities—both longstanding and emerging—facing the volunteering in development sector. It also offers Forum members the chance to learn from one another, exchange ideas and insights, build supportive peer networks, and help shape sectoral policy and advocacy initiatives, all in a thought-provoking space.

Meet the IVCO 2024 Organisers

For the first time ever, an academic institution will host the IVCO Annual Conference in 2024.
Join Forum, Northumbria University and Comhlámh for a collaboration rooted in social justice and pioneering impactful volunteer practice and research.


The International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) is the most significant global network of organisations that work with volunteers to achieve sustainable development goals. It exists to share information, develop good practice and enhance cooperation across the volunteering for development sector.

Northumbria University

Northumbria University is a research-intensive, modern university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Its Centre for Global Development is an established research group delivering innovative collaborative work on volunteering, humanitarian crises and development.


Established in 1975, Comhlámh is the Irish Association of International Development Workers and Volunteers. As a membership organisation, it builds and mobilises communities around global justice issues. Comhlámh nurtures and supports work for change, locally and globally, and advocates for a world beyond injustice.

Unifying Leaders in Volunteering in Development