Unveiling Impact: Shaping the Volunteer Index - A Data-Driven Journey
About the discussion group
Volunteers are the cornerstone of UNV's mission, driving positive change across peace and development objective. But how do we truly measure the impact of their contributions? That's where the Volunteer Index comes in. It's a vital tool aimed at capturing the multifaceted contributions of volunteers and painting a comprehensive picture of their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Today, we embark on a critical journey: identifying the key dimensions that will shape the Volunteer Index. This is not just about crunching numbers; it's about crafting a nuanced narrative that reflects the full spectrum of a volunteer's contribution. It's about acknowledging the tangible outcomes, the intangible ripples of change, and the invisible threads that connect volunteer action to achieving the SDGs.
This discussion is an open invitation to all stakeholders – volunteers, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers – to share their insights and ideas about the volunteer index. Together, we can build a robust and inclusive index that celebrates the contribution of volunteerism to development and guide its integration towards greater impact.
So, let's delve into the heart of the matter. What dimensions should the Volunteer Index encompass? What indicators should we consider that reflect the true story of a volunteer's contribution? Join us as we explore, brainstorm, and collaborate to build an index that paint transformative power of volunteerism, paving the way for a more sustainable and equitable future.