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Volunteer of the Year 2013

Volunteer of the Year 2013

VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED AND MARCUS GREGAR-RIVE HAS BEEN VOTED 2013 IVHQ VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

ON BEHALF OF MARCUS AND ALL OUR FINALISTS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

To celebrate our 5th birthday and support the fantastic work our volunteers are doing abroad, International Volunteer HQ is happy to introduce our finalists for the inaugural IVHQ Volunteer of the Year Award!

After receiving hundreds of nominations, a panel of ten worthy finalists has been selected and voting for IVHQ Volunteer of the Year will open on March 1, 2013 and close at midnight NZST on March 15, 2013.

Each finalist will receive a monetary award from the IVHQ Fund to donate towards the volunteer's project and the donation amount will depend on the number of votes the volunteer receives. Over US$10,000 will be awarded and the finalist with the most votes will be awarded with US$5,000 (US$2,500 to donate towards the volunteer's project and an additional US$2,500 award).

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

1st Place: $5,000   2nd Place: $2,000   3rd Place: $1,200   4th Place: $800   5th Place: $600

6th Place: $500      7th Place: $350       8th Place: $200      9th Place: $150   10th Place: $100

 

IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Daniel Freiman

Daniel Freiman
Occupation: MBA Student, Founder of "If You Build It, We Will Play" Campaign
Hometown: Toronto, Canada
IVHQ Program: Kenya
Program Date: May 2012 - 4 weeks
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Janet Patry

Janet Patry
Occupation: Founder & Executive Director of Right 2 Thrive
Hometown: Connecticut, USA
IVHQ Program: Kenya
Program Date: October 2007 - 3 weeks
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Jessica Shipman

Jessica Shipman
Occupation: Non-profit Manager & Social Entrepreneur
Hometown: Virginia, USA
IVHQ Program: Tanzania
Program Date: January 2010 & February 2011
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist John Schupbach

John Schupbach
Occupation: Medical Student, Founder & President of Squalor to Scholar
Hometown: Arizona, USA
IVHQ Program: India
Program Date: December 2011 - 19 weeks
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Kyle de Souza

Kyle De Souza
Occupation: Mining Engineer, Chairman of Ewangan Inc.
Hometown: Perth, Australia
IVHQ Program: Kenya
Program Date: October 2009 - 16 weeks
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Lenore Klumpp

Lenore Klumpp
Occupation: Community Team Leader for Central Coast Living Options - NGO supporting people with disabilities
Hometown: Ourimbah, Australia
IVHQ Program: Cambodia
Program Date: August 2012 - 12 weeks
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Linnea Lundgren

Linnea Lundgren
Occupation: Student, Co-founder & Coordinator of Zion Care NGO
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
IVHQ Program: Tanzania
Program Date: January 2009 - 6 weeks
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Linda Kinnell

Linda Kinnell
Occupation: Owner & Manager of Herbal Magic Weight Loss Center
Hometown: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
IVHQ Program: Tanzania
Program Date: September 2008 - 4 weeks
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Marcus Gregar Rive

Marcus Gregar-Rive
Occupation: Manager of Kitendo Children’s Charity (KCC)
Hometown: Wellington, New Zealand
IVHQ Program: Kenya
Program Date: August 2009 - 12 weeks
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IVHQ Volunteer of the Year finalist Monica Sepulveda

Monica Sepulveda
Occupation: Founder & Director of Emerging Voices - IVHQ Colombia Partner 
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
IVHQ Program: Peru - Lima
Program Date: 2008
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