In September 2020, RACI formed an alliance with IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort) and joined its Global Network of Volunteering Leadership (GNVL).
The mission of this international association is to promote, strengthen and celebrate volunteering in every way and across the world. IAVE, having members in more than 70 countries, is what connects a global network of volunteer leaders, NGOs, companies and volunteer centers that strongly believe in the power of volunteers to make a strategic significant contribution in order to solve the most urgent problems of the world. Its four main pillars are: to hold international conferences with the purpose of convening leaders and volunteers of the field; to be a global voice for volunteering, working closely with the UN, international NGOs and global companies to draw attention to the strategic significance of volunteering; to develop knowledge; and to build a network with key target groups in order to learn from each other.
The Global Network of Volunteering Leadership (GNVL) is the new IAVE program and its aim is to bring together the national and regional structures that work to promote strategically volunteering and to develop the capability of the volunteering networks, enabling the growth of their strategic knowledge and building convening spaces. With this new alliance and its participation in the GNVL network, RACI will be a focal point of the network in Latin America and the Caribbean.