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Two important volunteering policy developments

By on March 10, 2014

In recent months, there have been two important developments in volunteering policy that will impact the ongoing efforts to highlight volunteer labor in Europe and around the world.   First, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has officially adopted volunteering as

Beating the Odds: The Center in 2013

By on December 19, 2013

According to Viking tradition, Loki, the uninvited 13th guest at a banquet of gods in Valhalla, orchestrated the assassination of Balder the Beautiful, the god of joy and goodness. Reflecting this and similar stories, folkloric traditions around the world have

Translations of the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work

By on January 5, 2012

The International Labour Organization has issued the official Spanish and French translations of the ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work, making it much more accessible for many in Europe, Africa, and Latin America.   However, the ILO only

European Volunteer Measurement Project Kickoff Training in Tallin

By on July 11, 2011

On May 6, European Volunteer Measurement Project partners CEV, SPES, and CCSS hosted a Kickoff Training Workshop in Tallinn, Estonia to introduce volunteer leaders to the new ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work and to enlist their help in making sure that the Manual is used. The workshop was