The Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance envisions a world in which all people have access to sustainable economic opportunities.
Our mission is to generate more prosperity through partnerships that bring together highly skilled volunteers with people around the globe seeking opportunities for self-reliance.
We believe economic growth that emphasizes innovation, local partnerships and integrated solutions is the best way to promote prosperity.
We believe in the power of volunteerism.
We believe in the spirit of collaboration as an alliance of NGOs partnering with donors, corporate, philanthropic and community organizations
Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is a consortium of volunteer-sending, nonprofit organizations that generate prosperity worldwide by creating partnerships that bring together volunteers with people seeking skills for self-reliance. Since 2004, VEGA has impacted the livelihoods and futures of over five million people with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other partners through 68 programs in 56 countries and more than 47,000 volunteer days.
VEGA was formed when a small group of NGOs came together to answer a call to international service by President George W. Bush through his Volunteers for Prosperity initiative. Since then, VEGA has grown to include 24 Member organizations with a broad range of technical expertise from economic growth and energy development to global health and finance and practical experience in 140 countries. As an alliance, VEGA achieves scale, impact and value for global development beyond what any one NGO can deliver on its own.
The VEGA alliance and approach bring together partners to leverage the cost-savings and expertise of more than 100,000 highly skilled volunteers who not only generate economic growth, stability and opportunities for trade, but who also convey the best of American values and ingenuity. VEGA volunteers are successful, driven professionals who share their valuable time and expertise to help give a hand up, instead of a handout. These volunteers create authentic peer-to-peer relationships and have great credibility with partner country counterparts, thereby strengthening local capacity and sustainability. To learn more about the transformational change generated by our partners and volunteers at home and abroad, visit VolunteerImpact360.org.