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Registration Categories and Rates

EarlyIndividual/ NGO/ Government - Members380
Individual/ NGO/ Government - Non Members430
Companions - 1st day with Gala140
Daily Rate150
Daily Rate - 1st day with Gala200
RegularIndividual/ NGO/ Government - Members495
Individual/ NGO/ Government - Non Members445
Emirati Nationals200
Companions - 1st day with Gala180
Daily Rate - 1st day with Gala200
Delegation (Individual/ NGO/ Government)380
Delegation (Corporate)510

Delegation Group Pricing

11 participants for the price of 10.
Delegations will receive one free registration for every 10 paying members.
50% off registration fee for one member – Delegations of five to nine paying members
will receive 50% off the registration fee for one member.
All members of delegations will receive the IAVE member or non-member (as applicable to
each individual) early registration rate no matter when the reservations are confirmed.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

For cancellation received by end of October 4th, 2020 (+4GMT),
a refund of 50% of the registration fee will be made.
For cancellation received after October 4th, 2020 (+4GMT),, no refund will be made.
All cancellation requests must be sent to and well
received by the date & time above mentioned.

Transfer of Registration

Paid registrations can be transferred to another individual who qualifies for the same
registration category and fee for no extra charge.
The original registrant must email to to initiate the transfer.

Late Arrival, Early Departure and No Show

No refunds will be made or credits given for late arrival to or early departures from the
conference or in case of no show.


What is IAVE?

IAVE stands for the International Association for Volunteering efforts (IAVE) and exists to promote, strengthen and celebrate volunteering in all of the myriad ways it happens throughout the world. With members in 70+ countries, IAVE is the connective tissue of a global network of leaders of volunteering, NGOs, businesses and volunteer centers that share a belief in the power of volunteers to make a significant strategic contribution to resolving the world’s most pressing problems.

What is the IAVE World Volunteer Conference about?

The IAVE World Volunteer Conference is part of The International Association for Volunteer Efforts (IAVE) which began in 1970 with the birth of IAVE and is organized every two years in a different country around the World. The conference aims to bring together the volunteering community from across the world to share their experiences, learn from one another and build bridges across cultural, political and linguistic barriers.

What is the Format of the Conference?

The conference includes a series of stimulating plenaries and workshops with inspirational speakers and experts from around the World. Workshops include compelling topics, discussions and debates on challenging issues confronting the volunteering sector around the World.

Who usually attends the IAVE World Volunteering Conference?

The World Volunteer Conference brings together participants from civil society, government sectors, and corporations to share and explore how volunteers as agents of change provide the practical action that builds hope and resilience, improves lives and strengthens communities.

Where and when will the conference take place?

The 26th World Volunteering Conference will take place on October 11-14, 2020 at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Company (ADNEC)

How can I register to the event?

Registration can be done directly from the website:

Are the costs to participate?

Yes, please check the registration on the website for more details on the different categories of participation.

Do I need a visa for Abu Dhabi?

Ctizens of Australia, Andorra, Austria, Brunei, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and the Vatican State can get a free-of-charge entry visa upon arrival at Abu Dhabi International Airport.GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE.

Where I can stay during my visit?

We have chosen a range of hotels across all price levels, all within walking distance of the conference site. Discounted prices will be announced in mid-February.

What is the theme of the 26th IAVE World Volunteering Conference?

The Theme is Volunteering Together to Enable Change and Create a Better World: Sharing and exploring how volunteers as agents of change provide the practical action that builds hope and resilience, improves lives and strengthens communities.

What are the highlights in the conference agenda?

The 26th World Volunteering Conference includes the following topics:

  • Volunteering 2030 – New Paradigms
  • Future Leadership – the Role of Youth Volunteers
  • Tolerance and Inclusionin volunteering
  • Corporate Volunteering
  • Volunteering and the Digital World
  • Measurement and Impact of volunteering
  • Volunteerism and Community Resilience