Interested in starting an international corporate volunteer (ICV) program at your organization but are not sure where to begin?
What is the CEICV?
The Center of Excellence for International Corporate Volunteerism (CEICV) promotes skills-based employee volunteer programs focused primarily on emerging markets and helps companies create and expand programs through sharing.
Benefits of ICV
International Corporate Volunteerism actively engages employees in CSR strategy while building technical and leadership skills and providing much needed expertise at the local level.
USAID, IBM and CDS are the pilot and inaugural members of the Center of Excellence for International Corporate Volunteerism. The CEICV is actively recruiting and open to new members!
The Center of Excellence for International Corporate Volunteerism (CEICV) is actively recruiting corporate partners and USAID missions to participate in this exciting program.
The CEICV lowers barriers of entry to launching ICV programs and will direct skills-based employee resources to USAID beneficiary organizations.
USAID Missions have an opportunity to receive pro-bono, multi-sector technical assistance to support your active programs. Additionally, the CEICV provides assistance to further develop public-private partnerships with select corporations.
What Companies Say
See what different companies have been saying about ICV programs and Corporate Social Responsibility
What USAID Says
See what USAID officials and missions have been saying about public private partnerships and ICV.
The CEICV is already doing great work around the world. Find out more here.
Click here to read a few snapshots of the work delivered by International Corporate Volunteer (ICV) participants across a number of ICV programs, regions, and local organizations.
Interested in starting an ICV program but not sure where to begin? The Start-Up Guide will walk you through key decisions at each step of the process.
The CEICV is designed to make it easier for companies to start-up, scale and share ICV program best practices. Search for training and other ICV-related documents to help design, deliver and measure your ICV program.
See our latest interactive multimedia presentations exploring the benefits of the CEICV for companies and USAID missions.
A “benchmarking” study of corporate volunteerism programs conducted by CDC Development Solutions shows that international corporate volunteer programs like those run by IBM, PepsiCo and Intel win high marks inside companies, but the practice faces questions about its development impact – and whether it is scaling fast enough among companies.
How do companies create a truly global workforce? For some of the largest and most innovative companies today, the answer comes through international corporate volunteerism, or ICV.
CDS Program Manager Daniel Elliott was published in the Council on Foreign Relations’ blog yesterday, covering how ICV programs can and are making an impact across Africa for African businesses and multinational corporations alike.
Stan Litow of IBM recently published an article in The Atlantic entitled “Global Volunteerism Is Good For Business”. International corporate volunteerism, writes Litow, provides immeasurable benefits to no only the developing world, but it also allows employees to sharpen their technical, cultural, teamwork, and leadership skills, becoming more loyal toward their employers, and developing insights into potential new markets.