The UNV Knowledge Portal on Volunteerism contains global, regional and national data and evidence on volunteerism.
The current state of knowledge and evidence on volunteerism
Knowledge about volunteering and its practices, dynamics, benefits and challenges, is spread across many stakeholders around the world. To improve the integration of volunteerism in the 2030 Agenda, decision-makers need specific types of knowledge to inform policy and practice.
At present there are a number of issues with the evidence base of this knowledge:
- a strong bias towards evidence sources in the global North;
- a focus on formal or organizational volunteering;
- a lack of comparable evidence across contexts; and
- no dedicated space to review and discuss evidence and implications for policy.