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01 October 2004
Volunteerism & Legislation: A Guidance Note 
Published jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), this Guidance Note on Volunteerism and Legislation is for use by parliamentarians around the world. The note was prepared following extensive consultations with parliamentarians from all regions, volunteer-involving organizations and Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies.   Read article
05 December 2003
Volunteerism and Development 
An analysis of successful volunteer interventions, lessons learned and good practices with examples drawn from evaluatory evidence in a variety of development contexts. Part of Essentials series published by the United Nations Development Programme.  Read article
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16 September 2003
Sports for Development and Peace: Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals 
This report from the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace analyses the potential contribution that sport can make towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  Read article
01 March 2002
Act Now! A Resource Guide for Young Women on HIV/AIDS 
This booklet, based on a three-week e-mail discussion on Young Women and HIV/AIDS, is targeted at young women who are leaders in their communities. It provides an overview of the online discussions, highlights and profiles young women's leadership in HIV/AIDS, and provides useful activities for those who want to start campaigns to raise awareness and decrease stigma in their communities.  Visit site

29 November 2000
Below the Waterline of Public Visibility: Roundtable on Volunteerism and Social Development 
This report reflects a roundtable discussion of a small group of experts in The Hague in November 2000 to recapture the human and community dimension of voluntary action as well as its diversity, and to explore possible avenues for government support in the context of the opportunities offered by the International Year of Volunters 2001.   Read article
02 March 2000
With an End in Sight 
"With an End in Sight" shows how groups of people, young and old, women and men are forging ahead and creating new ideas to combat violence against women. The stories compiled in this book represent the extraordinary efforts that create the vast energy for change. It presents lessons and good practices that can be used as a knowledge tool, to be used worldwide.  Visit site

01 August 1999
Six Steps to Headache-Free Volunteer Management  
Published by GAPA-BA in Brazil, this manual illustrates in detail the following six steps: planning, recruiting, selecting, training, supervising, and rewarding volunteers. Although the manual is designed with a focus on HIV/AIDS issues, its volunteer management guidelines can be equally applied by NGOs in other sectors.  Visit site

06 February 1999
Bénévolat et emploi : concurrence ou complémentarité? (Volunteering and employment: Competition or complement?)  
Do volunteers compete with paid staff? Testimonies of experts, professors and managers in the non profit sector on this question. Includes two examples of best practice (Youngsters World Days in 1997 and World Football Cup in 1998).
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23 October 1998
Quel statut pour le bénévole? (What status for the volunteer?) 
What is the purpose of a status for the volunteers in France, Europe and worldwide? Conclusions of the discussions on this topic at a conference held in Paris in July 1998.
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2004 Business Leadership Forum on Workplace Volunteering 
Published by the Points of Light Foundation, this brief highlights the proceedings of the Business Leadership Forum’s 2004 session where award-winning companies shared their effective practices in the field of workplace volunteering.   Read article

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