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23 November 2005
Volunteering & the Media: A Review of Literature 
This literature review aims to identify research and information which address issues related to the image of volunteering and volunteers by the public and the media. It is argued that the images of, and stereotypes about, volunteering can have important influences on the recruitment, retention and diversity of volunteers within organizations and, as a consequence, deserves considered attention. It was commissioned by UK's Voluntary Action Media Unit and undertaken by the Institute for Volunteering Research.   Visit site

17 November 2005
Developing a Volunteer Infrastructure: A Guidance Note 
This note aims to provide the principal stakeholders in the promotion of volunteerism - governments, the private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and development cooperation agencies – with the information they need to put in place a volunteer infrastructure. This infrastructure encompasses the systems, mechanisms and instruments needed to ensure an environment where volunteerism can flourish.    Read article
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16 November 2005
New research looks at retirees as corporate volunteers  
Volunteers of America and The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College yesterday released a new publication, "Expanding the Boundaries of Corporate Volunteerism," focusing on the aging Baby Boom generation, or those born between 1946 to 1964, and corporate volunteering trends.  Read article
14 November 2005
Our Time is Now: Young People Changing the World 
This publication includes the stories of more than 30 young people in over 20 countries who are taking action to contribute to their local and global communities. Each young person profiled reflects on the rewards of volunteering. Published by the International Youth Foundation, the book will be available from 16 November 2005.  Visit site

10 November 2005
Mujeres y Voluntariado: Facetas de una Relación Histórica 
Gloria Bonder, Directora del Programa Regional de Formación en Género y Políticas Públicas (PRIGEPP), analiza el contexto histórico del voluntariado con el propósito de descubrir porque las mujeres tienden a participar más que los hombres en programas de voluntariado.  Visit site

09 November 2005
Volunteers and the Millennium Development Goals 
Published jointly by the UN Volunteers, CIVICUS and the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), this booklet illustrates well how the solidarity and creativity of millions of ordinary people, channelled through volunteerism, are key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (PDF, 682 KB)  Visit site

09 November 2005
Archaeo-Volunteers: The World Guide to Archaeological and Heritage Volunteering 
A resource for those volunteers who want to experience the excitement of an archaeological excavation. The guide lists sites of 200 projects in the UK, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Asia, where no previous experience is required.   Visit site

09 November 2005
Green Volunteers: The World Guide and Information Network to Voluntary Work in Nature Conservation 
Green Volunteers is a guide listing hundreds of conservation and wildlife projects throughout the world where little or no experience is required.  Visit site

09 November 2005
World Volunteers: The World Guide to Humanitarian and Development Volunteering 
A guide for everyone who wants to volunteer, it helps you to choose the most suitable project to match your interests and abilities and become a volunteer in a developing country. Includes information on over 180 projects worldwide and thousands of more opportunities on the Internet.  Visit site

03 November 2005
How To Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas 
How To Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas is an in-depth guide for anyone who wants volunteer in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East or Eastern Europe. Provides information on how you can help people overseas while exploring other cultures, making friends, learning about yourself, and enhancing your skills. Based on six years of research that included fieldwork in over 25 countries.

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