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Drafting and Implementing Volunteerism Laws and Policies: A Guidance Note 
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme commissioned a global research study to look at the development of supportive volunteerism legislation and to analyse considerations in drafting and implementing volunteerism laws and policies. As a result of this research, a guidance note was developed for UNV through a joint effort of the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and the European Center for Not-for-Profit Law.  It was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).  Read article
Counting the volunteers the world counts on 

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies announced the release of a new manual to help statistical agencies around the world track the amount, type and value of volunteer work in their countries.

The manual, drafted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies in cooperation with the ILO and an International Technical Experts Group, and with the support of the United Nations Volunteers, represents the first-ever internationally sanctioned guidance to statistical agencies for generating reliable, official data on volunteer work using a common definition and approach.

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Hatua Likoni 
Hatua Likoni is a community based development organization alleviating poverty, under-education and idleness among children and youth in Likoni, Kenya. Through education, guidance and economic opportunities, Hatua Likoni fosters personal development and self sufficiency among young people while promoting economic development and civil society within Likoni.   Visit site
Travellers Worldwide 
Travellers Worldwide assists volunteers in all planning aspects of their chosen international experience which includes options such as care and community projects, teaching, sports coaching, work experience, conservation, language and cultural courses, drama, dance, music and much mor in various destinations. Travellers Worldwide is a leading international provider of project placements overseas.  Visit site
Gawad Kalinga 
Gawad Kalinga, which literally means “give care”, is a non-profit organization that builds houses for poor communities and helps rehabilitate the lives of people in need. The organization is dedicated to eradicating poverty and rehabilitating the lives of people from slum areas in the Philippines and other developing countries.  Visit site

 

One million volunteers: An online book 
First published in 1968, Arthur Gillette's comprehensive history of voluntary youth service is now available online. The author shows how service has affected volunteers and the peoples with whom they work, and draws guidelines for the future of international voluntary work.  Read article

MA courses on Youth Development 
The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) in Tamil Nadu, India, has launched five Masters programmes focusing on youth development.   Read article


In this section you will find a collection of documents relating to national and international policies and legislations.

Listing of books, journals, newsletters and other publications from around the world.