Briefing Paper

Future Trends in Volunteering

Exploring Synergies Across Research From IAVE, Forum and UN Volunteers

In 2021, three key pieces of global research on volunteering were published: IAVE’s “Leadership for Volunteering: The COVID-19 Experience”, Forum’s “COVID-19 and the Future of Volunteering for Development” and UN Volunteers’ State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2022: Building Equal and Inclusive Societies”. It seemed important and opportune to bring these three pieces of global research on volunteering together to share knowledge, highlight and consider the strategic common issues/trends; and provide commentary on what the evidence indicates for the future of volunteering.

IAVE commissioned Dr. Alice Chadwick El-Ali to look across these three research reports and provide a briefing paper on the common issues/themes that emerge. The objective is to add value to people’s understanding of global trends for volunteering and engage people in considering what the future for volunteering might or can be.

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Webinar Recording
Let’s Talk Volunteering: Exploring Futures Issues and Trends

This webinar enhances understanding of global trends in volunteering by bringing together some key global research that has been published in 2021, including IAVE’s ‘Leadership for Volunteering: the COVID-19 Experience; Forum’s COVID-19 and the Future of Volunteering for Development; and UNV’s State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2022: Building Equal and Inclusive Societies. Showcases the findings within these strategic reports and considering the issues they jointly highlight and what this means for the future of volunteering. IAVE delivers┬áthis webinar in partnership with Forum (International Forum for Volunteering in Development); UNV (the United Nations Volunteers Programme) and VGA (Volunteer Groups Alliance); global organizations and networks with a focus on supporting and developing volunteering.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Benjamin J Lough, Professor, School of Social Work and College of Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Helene Perold, Director, Helene Perold & Associates
  • Jane Muthumbi, Policy Specialist, Research and Evidence, United Nations Volunteers
  • Alice Chadwick El-Ali, Senior Research & Policy Officer, UKCDR

Moderator:

  • Nichole Cirillo, Executive Director, IAVE