A series of papers have been produced for the International Volunteer Cooperation Organisations’ Conference 2019. Each paper explores this year’s conference theme ‘Advancing Quality in Volunteering for Development’.
Jonathan Potter, Consultant and Technical Writer for the Global Standard for Volunteering for Development, VSO
This framing paper looks at the development of the Global Standard for Volunteering for Development, from research and consultation to consensus on good practice and the publication of the Global Standard.
Dr Jacob Mwathi Mati, Helene Perold, Forum
Using examples from in organisations in East Africa, this paper examines emergent efforts at quality improvement, standards setting and accreditation for volunteering in the African context.
Dr Cliff Allum, Dr Mayuko Onnki, Forum
This paper addresses the work of international volunteer cooperation organisations to measure, understand and learn from the scale and nature of their collective work, and to address its contribution to development.