Global Volunteering Standard Resource Library

This is a peer-to-peer sharing platform that hosts a collection of learning and good practice. Tools and resources found in the library have been submitted by an international group of organisations involved with local, national, and international volunteers. All materials are relevant to the content of the Global Volunteering Standard across themes, areas, key actions, and indicators.

Suggested Resource Libraries

These resource libraries are suggested based on your organisation’s self-assessment results.

Design and Planning Delivery Review and Exit Safety and Security Safeguarding and Protection Health and Wellbeing Recruitment and Selection Preparation, Training and Learning Placement and Support Debriefing, Recognition and Ongoing Engagement Process
Quifd - Certification for German Sending or Hosting Organisations
AKLHÜAKLHÜ
Quifd - Certification for German Sending or Hosting Organisations contains standards that German sending and hosting organizations have to adhere to in order to be eligible for the certification. This document is also available in Spanish, French and German. It is a local version of a standard.
Mainstreaming Do No Harm (DNH) Principle into Cuso’s Programming
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a document that describes how Cuso International will implement the Do-No-Harm principal in its programming and taking all reasonable measures to ensure that its activities and programs do not infringe on the security or safety of its partners, beneficiaries and the local communities in which they are present. It contains a link to a resource on Do No Harm (DNH) principless.
Assessing Risks Guidelines
Cuso InternationalCuso International
Cuso International requires that each location where we send volunteers has a risk assessment. These are updated on a yearly basis, or as the security situation changes. This document provides a list of the steps to conducting a risk assessment.
Appendix 6: Child Protection Policy
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This policy is designed to ensure that Cuso International takes every possible measure to prevent abuse towards children affiliated with the organization, and to ensure that none of its employees, consultants, volunteers, or Board members engages in behaviour that may allow abuse to occur, or behaviour that could be misinterpreted by children, their families, or other adults as constituting, or leading to, abuse. 
Community Acceptance Training Session
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a document that outlines an hour-long training session covering two activities: Image, Perception and Acceptance, and Passive vs Active Acceptance.
Context Analysis and Risk Assessment training session
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a description of a Risk Assessment Session for international volunteers that would take 1 hour and 15 minutes to execute. It helps volunteers to understand risks in placement. 
Country Security Plan Template
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a template that can be used to create a security plan for country offices. It is a thorough document that covers risk profile, safety and security, and crisis response. 
Volunteer Contract
WUSCWUSC
A volunteer contract is the foundation of the working relationship between an organization and its volunteers. A volunteer contract clarifies the expectations of both parties in relation to the length of time commitment, confidentiality, attendance at training, and adherence to the organization's policies and procedures.
Volunteer Exit Interview
WUSCWUSC
The exit interview gathers the volunteer's feedback regarding their assignment and experience in-country in order to improve program, partnerships, assignments, results and support to volunteer.
Safety and Security Policy
WUSCWUSC
A clear global security policy assists individual personnel and the organization to manage the increased risks that development personnel now faces.   This policy recognizes that when working in any environment, and especially a high-risk one, an organization must accurately identify and assess its risk, then develop security planning that creates an environment to operate safely, securely, and effectively.  This policy sets out key principles, responsibilities, and policy statements pertaining to security management.
Tripartite Agreement Template
WUSCWUSC
A template agreement between three parties: the organization, the partner and the volunteer.
Tripartite Meetings
WUSCWUSC
Agenda template providing guidance on how to conduct a three-way meeting between the organization, the partner, and the volunteer in three instances: introduction, mid-placement, and end of the placement.  
Volunteer Workplan Template
WUSCWUSC
Volunteer workplan template providing volunteers an opportunity to outline their objectives, priorities and learning goals.  Workplans enable both the partner and the organization to assess placement progress. 
Partner Capacity Assessment: Instruction Guide
WUSCWUSC
This guide is designed to support staff and volunteers to engage in the Partner Capacity Assessment process and the development of the Partner Capacity Plan. This guide provides comprehensive, user-friendly tools and information for partners, staff, and volunteers to work together to support the capacity strengthening process. 
On-Assignment Volunteer Survey
WUSCWUSC
This survey is sent to volunteers when they have completed 75% of their assignment duration.  This provides an opportunity for volunteers to reflect on their experiences.
Volunteer End-of-Assignment Report
WUSCWUSC
A template for volunteers to report on their progress and accomplishments at the end of their placement. 
Volunteer Post Training Survey
WUSCWUSC
The purpose of this survey is to provide volunteers with an opportunity to share their experiences, knowledge, satisfaction, and feedback for improvement, following the pre-assignment training and in-country orientation. 
Prioritization Exercise Guide & Kit
WUSCWUSC
A facilitator's guide to help guide through completing a prioritization exercise for partner country organizations. 
Partner Capacity Strengthening Plan - Template
WUSCWUSC
Template that provides an opportunity to better understand a partner's capacity.  This template goes hand in hand with the partner capacity assessment tool. 
Partner Capacity Assessment Tool - NGOs/CSOs
WUSCWUSC
Opportunity to assess the partner's capacity. This tool goes hand in hand with the partner capacity plan template. 
Volunteer Middle-of-Assignment Check-in
WUSCWUSC
This report is to be completed by the volunteer prior to the Middle of Assignment Tripartite meeting. This report serves as an opportunity to share feedback on the outcomes of the assignment as outlined in the work plan and provides an opportunity to re-align the work plan if required. 
Volunteer Assignment Template
WUSCWUSC
A template that outlines the volunteer's in-country mandate and placement.  It outlines the roles and responsibilities, the country of placement, timelines, etc.  This is similar to a job description. 
E-volunteer Assignment Description Template
WUSCWUSC
Outlines the e-volunteer's placement roles and responsibilities, timelines, objectives, etc.  This is similar to a job description. 
Waiver of Responsibility - End of Placement
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This document ensures that the volunteer understands that the organization will not be responsible for safety and security following the placement end date should the volunteer wish to remain in-country and/or not take a ticket home. 
Motorbike Waiver for National Volunteers
Cuso InternationalCuso International
Requires the signature of national volunteers to confirm that they will not ride a motorbike and if they do it is at their own risk and responsibility.  
Travel Release Form
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A form whereby volunteers need to sign taking full responsibility for any travel they wish to take that the organization does not permit due to the level of safety and security. 
Stress and Resilience Training Session
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A facilitator's guide on how to conduct a 1-hour training session on stress and resilience for volunteers. 
In-Country Safety and Security Training
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A detailed template that can be tailored for any country, to train volunteers regarding their safety and the security situation in-country. 
Introduction to Safety & Security Training for Security Protocols and Duty of Care
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A facilitator's guide on how to conduct a 1-hour training on Security Protocols and Duty of Care
Safety & Security Briefing
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A training that outlines the roles and responsibilities of the organization and the policies that are in place and available to volunteers and provides an overview regarding what is risk management and duty of care. 
Sexual Harassment Scenarios- Facilitator Handouts
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A facilitator's guide on how to conduct training regarding sexual harassment utilizing various scenarios that a volunteer might experience during their placement and/or in their country of placement. There are guiding points discussion points noted to support the facilitator. 
Sexual Harassment Scenarios
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This document goes with the "Sexual Harassment Scenario - Facilitator Handout" document.  This document states the six scenarios that will be used for the discussion/role-playing during the training. 
Safety & Security Training Session
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A facilitator's guide to conduct a safety and security training for volunteers as part of their pre-departure training. The objectives of this training are to highlight the roles and responsibilities that the organization has to volunteers and that volunteers have to the organization and put risks in context so that volunteers can make an informed decision about whether they are willing to accept those risks.
Safety & Security Policy: Procedural Supplement
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This document aims to inform staff and other parties connected to the organization about the organization's approach to managing safety and security so that volunteers can take an active role in reducing risk in their work and daily lives overseas. 
Safety & Security: Visitor's Guide
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A template to help guide visitors looking to conduct field visits, attend meetings, etc. in the country of placement.  This document is to be shared with visitors to help them manage their safety and security. 
Risk Assessment Toolkit
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This toolkit provides the templates needed to perform a risk assessment for each location in the country where volunteers are placed and/or where staff may need to conduct site visits. 
Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) - Policy Statement and Framework
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This document helps the organization to  maintain standards of conduct in the workplace to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse in the first instance and to respond to and manage any complaints/allegationsin a prompt, professional, fair, and respectful manner.
Cuso International Code of Conduct for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence
Cuso InternationalCuso International
The objective of this document is to articulate the commitment to preventing sexual violence in the organization and the programs by defining a framework for the way the work is carried out and to set out our expectations.
Prevention of Workplace Harassment Policy
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This document outlines the responsibilities of key stakeholders, provides definitions, and outlines the steps and actions to take should harassment be reported.  This policy is meant to help create a safe working environment for all. 
Minimizing Security Risks and Coping with Incidents
Cuso InternationalCuso International
Information to be shared with volunteers as part of their pre-departure training and/or reading material.  This information should help volunteers navigate incidents they might encounter as well as minimize any potential security risks. 
International Safety and Security Policy
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This policy applies to the organization's overseas activities, outlining the organization's roles and responsibilities to ensure the safety and security of all staff and volunteers.
Incident Reporting
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A facilitator's guide on how to conduct a training session on how volunteers should report incidents.  
Exercises: Emergency Simulations
Cuso InternationalCuso International
Scenarios to use with volunteers to help them think through some potential emergency situations.  These scenarios are to be used during volunteer training sessions.   
Emergency Procedures Manual
Cuso InternationalCuso International
The purpose of the Emergency Procedures Manual is to ensure that any emergencies involving staff or volunteers can be dealt with in an appropriate and timely manner. It should be used as a reference guide to help in decision-making during emergency situations. 
Volunteer Agreement
Cuso InternationalCuso International
A volunteer agreement is the foundation of the working relationship between an organization and its volunteers. A volunteer agreement clarifies the expectations of both parties in relation to the length of time commitment, confidentiality, attendance at training, and adherence to the organization's policies and procedures.
Contingency Plan Template
Cuso InternationalCuso International
Template to be utilized that helps identify potential security threats, what to do in the event of a security threat based on the level of the risk. 
Volunteer Handbook 2020-2021
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a comprehensive handbook for all Cuso International volunteers. Chapters include the following: Welcome and Introduction; Preparing to Volunteer; The Volunteer Journey, Pre-departure Training and Briefing; Engaging your audience—storytelling, fundraising and social networking; During Your Placement; Your placement and your partner organization; Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL); Returning home; Health Matters; Safety and Security; Travel; and Finance and Insurance.
Appreciation Certificate
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a certificate used to award international volunteers post-mandate. 
Accompanying Partner's Process
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a description of the process involved in accepting an accompanying partner. It includes assessing a candidate’s competencies in light of the support they will be required to provide their partner as a Cuso International volunteer; values in comparison to those of Cuso International; and risk to Cuso International’s activities and reputation which would result from the candidate being selected as an Accompanying Partner.
National Volunteer Agreement
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a document that presents a formal agreement between a national volunteer and Cuso International. It lays out the responsibilities of the volunteer and the organization. 
International Volunteer Agreement
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a document that presents a formal agreement between an international volunteer and Cuso International. It lays out the responsibilities of the volunteer and the organization. 
E-Volunteer Agreement
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a document that presents a formal agreement between an e-volunteer and Cuso International. It lays out the responsibilities of the volunteer and the organization. 
Assessment Process
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is an infographic illustrating Cuso International's assessment process for volunteer placements.
Debrief Call Template
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a template outlining the process for a debriefing call with a volunteer wishing to discuss their experience with Cuso International.
A Facilitator's Toolbox
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a resource guide from Cuso International that provides a range of tools for adult learning/facilitation. There are tips for facilitating discussion, handling difficult participants, energizing participants, and creating groups, among other tools.
In-Country Orientation: A Guide to Best Practices
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This guide is meant as a starting point for Country Program Office staff teams to prepare and facilitate In-Country Orientation (ICO) for newly arrived Cuso International volunteers. Considering that each team has varying needs and experiences with ICO, the guide has been designed with these different needs and contexts in mind. Thus, it aims to accommodate those new to or requesting more direct guidance and suggestions for ICO sessions as well as to inspire and encourage the sharing of ideas for those more experienced in orienting new volunteers. The guide is meant to enable the sharing of best practices, session ideas, and tips for planning and facilitating a quality learning experience for new volunteers. The guide does not represent the only way to facilitate ICO but serves as a starting point. It is based on the ICO Baselines and builds upon the volunteers’ pre-departure training (Skills & Knowledge for Working in Development (SKWID)).
Panel Interview Form: Accompanying Partner
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a tool to be used when interviewing an accompanying partner for an international volunteering placement. It provides guidance and questions for members of the panel, 
Panel Interview Form: Volunteer
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a tool to be used when interviewing a volunteer for an international volunteering placement. It provides guidance and questions for members of the panel. 
Panel Interview Process
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a description of Cuso International's panel interview process for international volunteer placements. 
Personal Reference Form
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a form for a personal reference in support of a candidate's application to volunteer with Cuso International.
Professional Reference Form
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a form for a professional reference in support of a candidate's application to volunteer with Cuso International.
Placement Analysis Form
Cuso InternationalCuso International
The primary purpose of the Placement Analysis Form (PAF) is to assess the technical and personal suitability of a candidate for a specific placement. The PAF will help Cuso International, both in Canada and in-country, and the relevant partner organization to understand a candidate's skills and experience better than by reviewing the CV alone; and assess whether they are a suitable match for the placement, both technically and personally.
Preliminary Interview Form
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a form for a preliminary interview of candidates for international volunteer placements.
Preliminary Interview Process
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a description of the preliminary interview process for candidates for international volunteer placements.
Quarterly Placement Progress Report
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a tool to be completed by the volunteer and partner every quarter. It monitors the progress of the placement, directly connected to outcomes of the Volunteer Cooperation Project. It also provides opportunity for the volunteer to give feedback and for the country office to develop mutually agreed action items. 
Re-volunteer Process
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a document that describes the process of assessing a candidate’s personal and professional competencies, motivations, expectations and technical skills to ensure their alignment with the Cuso International dimensions, placement requirements and terms and conditions, particularly in light of their prior experience with the organization.
References Process
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a description of the process of gathering external, knowledgeable, independent feedback on a candidate’s competencies, technical skills and trustworthiness in working with vulnerable populations; confirming the candidate’s technical skills; substantiating the candidate’s trustworthiness in working with vulnerable populations; and assessing the candidate on the required competencies (i.e. the Cuso International 6 dimensions) utilizing the feedback gathered. There are links in the document to other parts of the recruitment process.
Reintegration Handbook
Cuso InternationalCuso International
The Cuso International Reintegration Handbook will takes a volunteer through some of the items they need to do/consider before leaving a placement. It also provides information on future involvement with Cuso International, and how a volunteer might translate their experience to the labour market in Canada. There are also re-integration exercises and resources included.
Reintegration Weekend: Faciliator Manual
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a manual for facilitators of Cuso International's reintegration weekend for returned volunteers. It provides a full description of roles and responsibilities as well as lesson plans, and agenda, and materials for participants.
Reintegration Weekend Agenda
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a sample agenda for a Reintegration Weekend activity from Cuso International. It provides an overview of every activity and process.
Skills & Knowledge for Working in Development Overview
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This document, entitled SKWID Overview: What to know about pre-departure training: Skills & Knowledge for Working in Development is a document that describes the 5-day pre-departure training course called Skills & Knowledge for Working in Development (SKWID). The course is designed to develop volunteers’ skills, knowledge, and attitudes to work effectively in another cultural context. Relationship-building, participatory approaches to facilitation and development, as well as adapting to the realities of their volunteer placements are key themes throughout the course. Updated in 2021 with information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Three-Way Agreement
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This a three-way agreement between the Cuso International Country Program Office, the Volunteer, and the Partner Organization. The purpose is to:  ‱ Acknowledge that all parties involved in the placement will work together to communicate openly, professionally and constructively to create the conditions for an effective placement ‱ Set out the minimum standards for which each party is accountable and establish that all parties must give constructive feedback to the other parties if these standards are not being met ‱ Recognize that volunteers are key agents in delivering Cuso International programs and have dual accountability to their overseas partner organization and to Cuso International for the achievement of program objectives and outcomes
Volunteer Exit Interview Form
Cuso InternationalCuso International
This is a tool to inform a volunteer exit interview. The interview is intended to be completed as an in-person conversation between the volunteer and the CPO to stimulate dialogue and open communication between volunteers and Cuso International and to capture learning for both the CPO/Cuso International and for the volunteer.
Code de Conduite
Oxfam QuebecOxfam Quebec
Code de Conduite pour tout volontaires qui accepte un mandat avec l’organisation.  Le document inclue des liens additionnel pour des autres politique de mandat.  Ce document et disponible en Anglais et en Espagnol.
Protection contre l'Exploitation et les Abus Sexuels (PEAS) - Politique
Oxfam QuebecOxfam Quebec
Cette politique dĂ©finit l’approche pour prĂ©venir le harcĂšlement, l’exploitation et les abus sexuels, et rĂ©agir le cas Ă©chĂ©ant. Elle inclut: Engagements Ă  prĂ©venir le harcĂšlement, l'exploitation et les abus sexuels et Ă  prendre des mesures appropriĂ©es;Les principes sur lesquels l'appuie pour prendre des dĂ©cisions et des mesures; etLes attentes envers toutes les personnes qui Ɠuvrent au sein de l'organisation.  Cette politique et disponible en Anglais et Espagnole.
Code of Good Practice
ComhlĂĄmhComhlĂĄmh
This document outlines the principles and values that volunteers should adhere to and exhibit. 
Code of Good Practice
ComhlĂĄmhComhlĂĄmh
This document outlines the principles and values that volunteers should adhere to and exhibit. 
Quelle coopĂ©ration par l’échange des personnes pour le dĂ©veloppement de l’agroĂ©cologie au Sahel, face aux situations de fragilitĂ©s ?
UnitéUnité
Cette Ă©tude identifie, analyse et partage des bonnes pratiques, ainsi qu'Ă©met des recommandations en matiĂšre d'agroĂ©cologie dans des contextes fragiles. Elle s'est basĂ©e sur les engagements du CEAS au Burkina Faso, de DM au Togo, d’E-Changer au Burkina Faso, de la MET au Tchad et de SAM Global en GuinĂ©e.
Quelle coopĂ©ration par Ă©change de personnes pour la paix dans les contextes fragiles ?
UnitéUnité
Cette Ă©tude Ă©value la contribution de la coopĂ©ration par Ă©change de personnes pour le renforcement des initiatives de paix locales dans un contexte fragile et identifier les conditions de mise en Ɠuvre qui permettent d’en maximiser le potentiel. De maniĂšre plus spĂ©cifique, notre travail cherche Ă  rĂ©pondre aux questions-clĂ©s suivantes :1. Quelle est la pertinence de la coopĂ©ration par Ă©change de personnes (CEP) pour appuyer des initiatives de paix locales dans un contexte fragile ? Quelles valeurs ajoutĂ©es et quelles limites ?2. Quel type d’organisations partenaires accompagner pour favoriser efficacement et ­durablement les capacitĂ©s locales par le biais de l’échange de compĂ©tences ?3. Quelle est l’efficacitĂ© des dispositifs actuels de la CEP pour appuyer des initiatives de paix en contexte fragile ?4. Quelle contribution de la diaspora peut ĂȘtre mobilisĂ©e dans ce type de schĂ©mas de ­coopĂ©ration ?Ce travail a Ă©tĂ© rĂ©alisĂ© principalement sur la base des activitĂ©s d’Eirene Suisse, co-mandataire de l’étude avec UnitĂ©, dans la rĂ©gion des Grands Lacs africains, en particulier au Rwanda et en RDC, Ă  Goma au Nord-Kivu. NĂ©anmoins, ce pĂ©rimĂštre institutionnel n’est pas exclusif et de nombreux entretiens ont Ă©tĂ© rĂ©alisĂ©s avec des personnes actives dans des projets n’ayant aucun lien avec Eirene Suisse.
Towards an Environmentally Responsible Office: A Practical Guide
Oxfam QuebecOxfam Quebec
This guide is intended for the staff of Oxfam and partner organizations wishing to improve their environmental performance and set up an environmentally responsible office. Also available in French. 
Introduction to Youth Safeguarding Training
Oxfam QuebecOxfam Quebec
Introduction to Youth Safeguarding is a three-day training designed to give an overview of Oxfam’s policies and approach to safeguarding young people in its programmes. The training considers youth leaders as people who should be protected from harm, but who also might cause harm. At the end of the workshop, participants should know what Oxfam means by safeguarding, be familiar with key safeguarding policies (including child, youth and digital safeguarding policies), and know what to do if they encounter breaches in policy and how to report concerns.
Guidance note on Feminist MEAL
Oxfam QuebecOxfam Quebec
Feminist Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) is based on the understanding that transformative change in unequal gender and power relations is complex and nonlinear. It challenges us to think differently about what is considered evidence, pushes the boundaries of how evidence is captured, questions who gives knowledge meaning and power and promotes social transformation. Also available in French and Spanish. 
Concept de la vérification des effets de quatre secteurs dans quatre régions en Guinée de SAM global
UnitéUnité
Application en Guinée de la méthode de mesure des effets développées par Unité.
Qualitative and Participatory Impact Assessment of Personnel Development Cooperation
UnitéUnité
The handbook a practical guide for UnitĂ© member organisations (especially for their programme officers) wishing to assess the impact of their actions for development. The Handbook is organised around three main sections: In the first section, we discuss some basic methodological aspects, including the impact model of Personnel Development Cooperation as well as scope, added value and setup of the Qualitative and Participatory Impact Assessment Methodology. The second section will give a step-by-step guidance for implementing the methodology at the three levels of partner/project, country/sector and global/ organisation. Finally, in the third section, some of the tools used in the process will be discussed in more detail. This is also available in French. 
MĂ©thodologie participative et qualitative d’identification des effets de la coopĂ©ration par l’échange de personnes
UnitéUnité
Le manuel sert de guide pratique pour les organisations membres d’UnitĂ© (en particulier pour leurs chargĂ©s de programme) souhaitant identifier les effets de leurs actions en faveur du dĂ©veloppement. Dans la premiĂšre section, nous traiterons des aspects mĂ©thodologiques de base, y compris du modĂšle d’effets de la coopĂ©ration par l’échange de personnes, ainsi que de la portĂ©e, de la valeur ajoutĂ©e et de la configuration de la mĂ©thodologie participative et qualitative d’identification des effets. La deuxiĂšme section donne des conseils Ă©tape par Ă©tape pour la mise en Ɠuvre de la mĂ©thodologie aux trois niveaux partenaire/ projet, pays/secteur et mondial/organisation. La troisiĂšme section traite plus en dĂ©tail de certains des outils utilisĂ©s dans le processus.
Global Citizens Charter
Singapore International FoundationSingapore International Foundation
The SIF Global Citizens Charter  sets out the principles, values and ethical behaviour Singapore International Foundation (SIF) believes is right, based on its mission and core values. All members joining the network of Volunteers must agree to the Charter. By doing so, volunteers commit to upholding the beliefs and behaviours outlined in the charter.
Economic Value Contribution
Singapore International FoundationSingapore International Foundation
The aim of this paper is to share the SIF’s model of calculating the economic value contribution (EVC) of our volunteers. The rationale, considerations framework, process, requirements and challenges in determining the fair value.
Partnership Assessment Form
Singapore International FoundationSingapore International Foundation
This assessment helps to determine if the organization should proceed with a partnership, followingexploration trips to scope new projects.
The Global Volunteering Standard
ForumForum
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 Managing Volunteers Measuring Impact 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: Download in Arabic ( ŰčŰ±ŰšÙ‰ ) Download in English Download in French (Français) Download in German (Deutsch) Download in Spanish (Español) Download in Portuguese (PortuguĂȘs) Download in Russian (РуссĐșĐžĐč)  
Strategic Intent 2018 – 2023
Volunteer Service AbroadVolunteer Service Abroad
This two-page document outlines VSA's five-year strategic plan.  It outlines their vision, purpose, and values.  It also outlines its goals and highlights the key activities that will be undertaken to achieve the set goals. 
Assignment Process
Volunteer Service AbroadVolunteer Service Abroad
A 4-step visual representation of the volunteer assignment cycle.  Step 1: "Volunteer Program Development cycle", to Step 2: "Recruitment and Volunteer Preparation Cycle", toStep 3: "Volunteer Program Management Cycle", to the final stepStep 4: "Returned Volunteer and Community Engagement" 
La Norma Global para el Voluntariado
ForumForum
La Norma Global para el Voluntariado es la primera norma acordada a nivel mundial para las organizaciones que trabajan con voluntarios. Apoya a estas organizaciones para que sean mĂĄs impactantes y mĂĄs responsables en su prĂĄctica. Fue diseñada por el Foro Internacional de Voluntariado para el Desarrollo (Forum) para ayudar a garantizar que todos los programas de desarrollo se diseñen en asociaciĂłn con las comunidades locales para que respondan a las necesidades de la comunidad, que todos los miembros y voluntarios de la comunidad se mantengan seguros y libres de daños, que el impacto previsto de los programas se identifique antes y se haga un seguimiento en todo momento, y que los voluntarios estĂ©n completamente preparados, capacitados y apoyados.   La Norma Global estĂĄ dividida en cuatro temas interconectados, que fueron priorizados por los Miembros de Forum durante la consulta. Ellos son:  Diseño y EjecuciĂłn de Proyectos Deber de Diligencia GestiĂłn de los Voluntarios MediciĂłn del Impacto   La Norma Global fue creada por El Foro Internacional de Voluntariado para el Desarrollo, conocido como Â«Forum». Forum es la red mundial mĂĄs importante de organizaciones, incluidas las no gubernamentales y estatales, que trabajan con voluntarios para crear un impacto en el desarrollo sostenible. AdemĂĄs de promover el valor del voluntariado para el desarrollo, Forum crea espacios para que las organizaciones compartan conocimientos, soluciones y enfoques innovadores. TambiĂ©n promueve las buenas prĂĄcticas y la cooperaciĂłn en todo el sector del voluntariado para el desarrollo. 
La Norme mondiale de volontariat
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La Norme mondiale de volontariat est la premiĂšre norme pour les organisations qui travaillent avec des volontaires qui a Ă©tĂ© acceptĂ©e Ă  l'Ă©chelle mondiale. Il aide ces organisations Ă  devenir plus percutantes et plus responsables dans leur pratique. Il a Ă©tĂ© conçu par le Forum International pour le Volontariat pour le DĂ©veloppement (Forum) pour aider Ă  garantir que tous les programmes de dĂ©veloppement sont conçus en partenariat avec les communautĂ©s locales afin qu'ils rĂ©pondent aux besoins de la communautĂ©, que tous les membres de la communautĂ© et les volontaires soient protĂ©gĂ©s et Ă  l'abri de tout danger, que l'impact prĂ©vu des programmes est identifiĂ© avant et suivi tout au long, et que les volontaires sont entiĂšrement prĂ©parĂ©s, formĂ©s et soutenus.    La Norme mondiale aborde quatre 
Engagement et activism des jeunes. Comment soutenir des actions collectives
France VolontairesFrance Volontaires
Ce manuel de formation a été développé dans le cadre du projet « International Citizens for Local Perspectives » (IC4LoP). Financé par Erasmus+, le projet vise à promouvoir l'inclusion sociale et à approfondir l'engagement des jeunes en tant que citoyens actifs, en s'appuyant sur leurs expériences de vie dans d'autres cultures. Le manuel renforce la capacité des formateurs et des animateurs à s'engager avec ces jeunes, qui incluent des volontaires internationaux et des migrants, pour planifier et mener des actions collectives sur les questions de justice mondiale qui les passionnent.
Engagement and activism of young people. How to support and develop collective actions
France VolontairesFrance Volontaires
This  training  manual  has  been  developed  as  part  of  the  ‘International  Citi-zens for Local Perspectives’ (IC4LoP) project. Funded by Erasmus+, the project aims to promote social inclusion and deepen young people’s engagement as active citizens,  by  drawing  on  their  experiences  of  living  in  other  cultures. The manual builds trainers’ and facilitators’ capacity to engage with these young people, who include international volunteers and migrants, to plan and run collective actions on the global justice issues they are passionate about.
Changing Perspectives: Incoming Voluntary Services
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This publication was part of a three-year project, sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), aims at strengthening interpersonal exchange with young people from countries from the Global South and promotes inter-cultural work in the placement organisations. While also providing international partner organisations with support in the preparation and follow-up stages, and providing guidance to the volunteers to help them make good use of their newly-gained skills and competencies. This document outlines the perspectives of volunteers and organizations from their own personal experiences as volunteers or working with volunteers. 
Diversity and inclusion in volunteer assignments
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
The purpose of this guide is to support Australian volunteers to understand the program’s approach to diversity and inclusion, and develop strategies through a 4-step process related to diversity and inclusion in their assignments.
Volunteers’ Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manual
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
This manual provides detailed support to help volunteers complete the Australian Volunteers Program’s monitoring and evaluation forms, understand the rationale and benefits for these forms. This manual also provides links to the forms in question, including; Assignment Plan; Mid-Term Review; End of Assignment Evaluation; Exit Interview; and Work plans. 
Beginners’ Guide to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
This guidance is designed to support volunteers to consider Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) within their partner organisations. It provides introductory information on MEL and explains how it might relate to their assignment, and how to plan and undertake MEL activities. 
Climate change and the Australian Volunteers Program
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for volunteers on the importance of climate change and how to integrate climate change into volunteer placements. The document contains three main sections: 1) Understanding climate change; 2) How to consider climate change in your assignment and 3) How climate change may affect individual volunteers.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework (MELF) sets out the approach to assessing the performance of the Australian Volunteers Program. The Framework identifies the evidence that will be generated to enable:  Accountability to DFAT, program partners, and the public Program performance and management decision-making for DFAT and the program team Learning and continuous improvement to ensure effective program delivery Stronger understanding of good volunteer practice within DFAT and the wider volunteer community Communications to promote the value of volunteering in Australia and in partner countries.  The core sections of the MELF articulate: What the program intends to achieve: the program logic describes what the program hopes to achieve over the next five years, and how it aims to influence change, both in Australia and overseas.How progress will be trackedThe process of making sense of program evidence and the ways the evidence will be used in the program.The roles and responsibilities for delivering on the MELFThe risks to MELF delivery.Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning planning and budgetingThe ethical principles that guide the MELF.
Child Protection Policy Workbook
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
This workbook has been developed to support program partners in their development, implementation and review of child protection policies. The workbook is designed to walk the partner through the benefits and rationale for a Child Protection Policy, and provide clear, practical tips on policy development. This workbook is divided into the following sections: An exploration of why child protection is important What is a Child Protection Policy? Benefits of a Child Protection Policy Outline of child protection partnership requirements and policy standards Template for developing a Child Protection Policy
Partnering for sustainable development
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
A brochure providing an overview of how to partner with organisations for sustainable development
Sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment are a violation of basic human rights
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
A 1-page brochure outlining commitments to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. 
Australian Volunteers Guidebook
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This guidebook has been designed to help volunteers succeed in their assignment. The guidance provided is based on real life experience supporting volunteers and their accompanying partners and dependant children in the field. Adherence to the guidance will also help volunteers meet their obligations as a program participant on the Australian Volunteers Program (‘the program’).                               This guidebook is meant to be read before the volunteer departs on their assignment. It will also be a valuable resource throughout the volunteer placement. Information has been structured chronologically and sequentially to help find relevant sections quickly and easily.
INDIGENOUS PATHWAYS REMOTE VOLUNTEERING GUIDE
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
A guide to remote volunteering for Indigenous volunteers. The Indigenous Pathways Remote Volunteering Guide has been designed to help remote volunteers succeed in their assignment. The guide has been developed based on real life experience supporting Australian volunteers. This guide is meant to be read before the commencement of the volunteer assignment and is a valuable resource throughout the placement.
Personal Competencies
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
A short document that outlines the personal competencies or 'soft skills' to look for when recruiting volunteers. 
Guide to Volunteering as a Couple
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
A guide to volunteering as a couple/bringing your partner with you to your placement as a dependent. 
Guide to Volunteering as a Family
Australian Volunteers InternationalAustralian Volunteers International
A guide that provides advice and inclusions for families thinking about volunteering overseas.
        

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