IVCO 2024


Day 3, IVCO 2024

The impacts of volunteering in a divided world

September 12, 2024

Amidst global challenges, there is an increased recognition of the need for mutually supportive relationships, at all levels, that recognise the interconnectedness and interdependence of people and planet. In these breakout sessions, we will discuss how to sustain those connections despite myriad challenges. We expect delegates to draw inspiration from recognising that transformative change can happen in different ways.

Guiding questions for the breakout sessions will include:

  • How might we move towards a ‘volunteering for solidarity’ approach that challenges the traditional focus of aid and development flows and enables meaningful and lasting social change?
  • How can we become more comfortable with trying and testing and embracing the idea of failing, knowing that our world and its challenges are complex and ever-changing?
  • What are the limitations of volunteering for solidarity, and can/do we need to go beyond it?


There are four different modalities of breakout sessions have been designed to amplify diverse voices and promote opportunities for delegates to share their experiences in engaging ways. Click here to find out more about what to expect from each of the different breakout session types.

Breakout Session