Dr. Omar Chowdhury has been a member of IAVE since 1992. He attended several international and Regional conference as presenter, panel discussant. He has been involved in volunteering since 1975 during famine in country. He served in the International Board of IAVE for 2 terms. Presently he is the IAVE National Representative for Bangladesh. He founded one NGO to carry out volunteering activities along with other programs for livelihood improvement of the poorest. He has also developed a IAVE -BD country structure which was visited by IAVE founder Ms. Merry Ripley, Dr. Kenn Allen and Margaret Bell.