IVCO 2010

The annual International Volunteer Co-operation Organisations (IVCO) conference saw heads of global volunteer-sending agencies gather to discuss international volunteerism and community development. The 2010 conference, was held for the first time in Singapore, with the focus on Asia. It is presented jointly by the International FORUM on Development Service (FORUM) and the Singapore International Foundation (SIF). International industry practitioners and thought leaders presented their experiences and learning, highlighting innovative ideas and good practices in each area of international volunteerism (IV) and development. For the first time, new research findings were introduced on strategic perspectives and good practices in IV from Asia.


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30 October 2017
In the Spirit of ‘Gotong Royong’ (Community Cooperation), Singaporean and Indonesian Artists Collaborate on the Arts for Social Impact

Artists from both countries put together ‘Songs from the Heart of Kupang’ music album to fundraise for the Roslin Orphanage in Indonesia.

13 October 2017
Strengthening Meaningful Connections between the US and ASEAN

How should ASEAN’s strategy evolve to build capacity at the people-to-people level? What kind of initiatives can deepen integration and cultivate shared values among US and ASEAN communities? Thought leaders from the US and Singapore...

4 October 2017
Singapore and Cambodia Collaborate to Bring Clean Water To Over 70,000 Cambodians

Four-year project in Siem Reap builds on success of previous Water for Life projects, augments Cambodian government’s goals and global efforts to provide universal access to safe drinking water.

10 November 2017
Songs from the Heart of Kupang

Indonesian and Singaporean artists came together to effect positive change through The Kupang Project, a year-long collaboration in 2016 under the SIF Arts for Good initiative. The artists collaborated to introduce arts-based activities into the...

4 September 2017
Friends for a Better World

Through the lens of National Geographic, find out how our Citizen Ambassadors help to build a Better World.



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