Volunteering to Accelerate Development: Concepts and Prototype

When looking at the context in Latin America and the Caribbean, where 67.5 per cent of volunteer work is informal, the question that arises is: How can volunteering help power development and respond to local challenges? The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Argentina Accelerator Lab (Co_Lab) teamed up with Territorios en Acción, Shaping Horizons and more than 100 volunteers from Latin America and the United Kingdom to explore more.

The partners developed a prototype contribute to the promotion of volunteerism, making use of the most successful models to date and facilitating good practices and new pathways. The resulting report is intended to guide policymakers, providing basic concepts and recommendations that will contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of volunteer programmes to drive the 2030 Agenda.