What are the key findings of the 2018 State of the World's Volunteerism Report?
The SWVR examines the contribution of volunteerism to peace and development based on a specific theme.
Produced every three years, the SWVR aims to enhance the recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteerism worldwide.
The report is based on primary and secondary research on the emerging trends of volunteerism worldwide to better inform policy and practice on volunteerism for development. UNV also convenes stakeholders as part of the global research agenda on volunteerism.
Each report forms part of a global conversation about the role of volunteerism in development. It brings together think tanks, Member States and academia, engaging them in debates on active citizenship and other relevant development topics.
Each report exposes gaps in action, policy and practice, alongside trends, all of which must be addressed to harness volunteerism for development. It also provides specific policy and implementation actions targeting Member States, development peace and humanitarian actors on how to nurture volunteerism most effectively as part of a development challenge.