The Global Volunteering Standard is the first globally-agreed standard for organisations that work with volunteers. It supports these organisations to become more impactful and more responsible in their practice. It was designed by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum) to help ensure that all development programmes are designed in partnership with local communities so they respond to community needs, that all community members and volunteers are kept safe and free from harm, that the intended impact of programmes is identified before and tracked throughout, and that volunteers are fully prepared, trained and supported.
The Global Standard addresses four interconnected themes, which were prioritised by Forum Members during the consultation, these are:
Designing and Delivering Projects
Duty of Care
The Standard was created by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development, commonly known as Forum. Forum is the leading global network of organisations, including non-government and state, that work with volunteers to create sustainable development impact. As well as promoting the value of volunteering for development, Forum creates spaces for organisations to share knowledge, solutions and innovative approaches. It also promotes good practice and cooperation across the volunteering for the development sector.
The Standard is available for download in the following languages:
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