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
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.
New Opportunities for USAID Missions

New Opportunities for USAID Missions

VEGA members immediately available for flexible small grants.
Farmer-to-Farmer Improving Food Safety Systems Program Stakeholder Meeting Supports Efforts to Lift Export Ban

Farmer-to-Farmer Improving Food Safety Systems Program Stakeholder Meeting Supports Efforts to Lift Export Ban

IFSSP convened major stakeholders in Ghana’s agricultural sector in Accra to create an action plan toward mitigating challenges in Ghana’s sanitary and phytosanitary export certification system.

About VEGA

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) brings together its 26 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 57 programs in 46 countries representing $340 million in U.S. foreign assistance, VEGA has saved more than $30 million taxpayer dollars and more than doubled the program value through cost share and leverage, including 39,813 hours of volunteer service.

  • What We Do
  • Our Model
  • Our Impact

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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