The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has launched the first in an ongoing series of Practice Notes designed to build the capacity of UNV Field Units in programming and in volunteer management. They are also useful for other organizations working with volunteers.
The Practice Notes comprise about 20 pages of practical information to facilitate programming by providing relevant background information, basic concepts related to a specific focus area as well as lessons learned and good practice recommendations to be drawn from an in-depth analysis of concrete case studies.
The Practice Notes listed below are part of an ongoing series of knowledge products.
Practice note: Contribution of volunteerism to disaster risk reduction
In disaster response, the role and contribution of volunteerism is well recognized. In fact, when a disaster happens, volunteers are normally the first to act. Read
Practice note: Contribution of volunteerism to peacebuilding
Effective peace building requires trust to ensure open dialogue between stakeholders, a sense of community ownership in the rebuilding process and feeling of self-reliance and empowerment among members of the community. Civic engagement through channels such as volunteerism offers an essential mechanism for building trust. Read
Practice note: Contribution of volunteerism to natural resource management and community-based approaches to climate change
UNV recognizes that sustainable management of natural resources and community-based approaches to climate change are inextricably linked to poverty reduction. Read