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Taking Volunteers Seriously : Progress report 1999-2007 The International Federation’s volunteering development

Agerhem, Stefan; Calmus, Sébastien; Iao, Jenny LU and Ytre, Asta (2007)
Abstract
This report, commissioned by the Governing Board’s working group on volunteering and the secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, aims to provide a picture of volunteering development since 1999 across the globe. It provides a broad outline of decision-making and commitments within the International Federation and describes the situation in National Societies. External trends and key issues influencing volunteering are also considered. One important conclusion is that National Societies are taking volunteering development more seriously than ever before, establishing good volunteer management systems to suit the context of their own country.
There are however still many gaps that need to be... (More)
This report, commissioned by the Governing Board’s working group on volunteering and the secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, aims to provide a picture of volunteering development since 1999 across the globe. It provides a broad outline of decision-making and commitments within the International Federation and describes the situation in National Societies. External trends and key issues influencing volunteering are also considered. One important conclusion is that National Societies are taking volunteering development more seriously than ever before, establishing good volunteer management systems to suit the context of their own country.
There are however still many gaps that need to be addressed, especially when it comes to managing volunteers in emergencies. Experience from recent years illustrates the significant difference that preparation can make. (Less)
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Volunteering, Emergencies, Preparedness, National Societies, Red Cross, Red Crescent, Review
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Popular Science
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38 pages
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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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English
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  author       = {Agerhem, Stefan and Calmus, Sébastien and Iao, Jenny and Ytre, Asta},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {38},
  title        = {Taking Volunteers Seriously : Progress report 1999-2007 The International Federation’s volunteering development},
  year         = {2007},
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