By Ma. Emelie Daquipil

The Philippine National Volunteers Service Coordinating Agency (PNVCA) and NEDA-CAR will be conducting a Regional Symposium on Volunteerism in Baguio City on 20 March 2013.

With the theme “Working Together: Together Towards a Stronger Voluntary Sector”, the symposium aims to: (1) identify the various opportunities and challenges in volunteerism in the region, (2) determine the strategic initiatives and programs, projects and activities that will promote volunteerism in the region and the country as a whole, and (3) come up with suggestions to effectively localize and implement the Volunteer Act of 2007 (RA 9418) at the regional and local levels.  

Expected participants are representatives of local and foreign volunteer organizations operating within the region, local government units, and regional line agencies.

For more information and details on the symposium, interested individuals and organizations may contact NEDA-CAR through the Knowledge Management Division at (074) 424 1422.