International Volunteer Day Forum & Volunteer Celebration 2016

International Volunteer Day Forum & Volunteer Celebration 2016

Check out videos, photos and volunteer stories from the event!
Volunteer Impact 360

Volunteer Impact 360

Celebrating America's skilled volunteers creating transformational change in international development
Farmer-to-Farmer New Opportunities

Farmer-to-Farmer New Opportunities

Farmer-to-Farmer SPSP anticipates the release of a new funding opportunity for Minority Serving Organizations and Institutions. Click the photo for more information.
Corporate Solutions

Corporate Solutions

VEGA Member Financial Services Volunteer Corps partners with private sector for sustainable solutions.
VEGA Annual Report 2015-16

VEGA Annual Report 2015-16

Check out our latest Annual Report, filled with new programs, new Members, volunteer stories, and statistics.

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance envisions a world in which all people have access to sustainable economic opportunities.

 

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) brings together its 27 Member NGOs and their networks of more than 100,000 highly-skilled volunteers to partner with USAID to efficiently and effectively generate sustainable economic growth in the developing world. Over the past dozen years as an independent, non-partisan non-profit consortium, VEGA has made a lasting impact building peer-to-peer partnerships with people around the globe seeking self-reliance and opportunities to create more prosperity. On 58 programs in 46 countries representing $348 million in U.S. foreign assistance, VEGA has saved more than $31 million taxpayer dollars and more than doubled the program value through cost share and leverage, including 32,863 volunteer service days.

 

  • What We Do
  • Our Model
  • Our Impact

Programs & Regions

Our member organizations have worked on VEGA programs in 25 countries around the world that created sustainable change in diverse areas of economic growth.

USAID created VEGA

Since its procurement in 2004, VEGA has promoted citizen diplomacy and allowed USAID Missions easy access to the resources of 23 major U.S. volunteer organizations focused on international economic growth.

  • 2004
  • 23
  • 2014

U.S. Organizations

VEGA is a member owned nonprofit

MemberOwner

Highly-skilled volunteers are integrated seamlessly into overall program implementation

Highly-skilled volunteers are integrated seamlessly into overall program implementation

The focused expertise of volunteers is carefully matched to overall program goals and specific beneficiary needs to ensure achievement of measurable and sustainable results.

Members compete for each Associate Award

An independent panel of technical experts plus a representative from the USAID Mission or donor conduct a competitive review process.

  • Panel of Tech. ExpertsPanel of Tech. Experts
  • Donor Rep.Donor Rep.

VEGA has a fast and direct procurement mechanism

  • 75 days Max number of days VEGA needed to process awards
  • 160-225 days Number of days needed to procure full and open RFAs and RFPs

We provide a fast, cost-effective, and efficient method for putting programs into the field, monitoring their effectiveness, and sharing their results. Our alliance accomplishes more than any one organization can do alone.

$28,300,000

$28,300,000

Dollars USAID Saved

We have saved US taxpayers $28,300,000 by utilizing highly skilled volunteers in place of consultants to meet specialized program needs.

$276,614,000

$276,614,000

VEGA has earned over $275 million in Program Funding during its 10 year history.

% of Implementation

% of Implementation

  • 15% Volunteer
  • 85% Staff/Consultant