Without volunteering, sustainibility fails | 64th UN DPI/NGO

“Volunteering needs to move centre stage in this debate, instead of being seen as just an add on,” said Marian Harkin, an Irish member of the European Parliament in addressing participants at the 64th annual DPO-NGO conference held in Bonn, Germany from 3-5 September. “There are figures that show for every euro you give to volunteering, you get back five to eight euros,” she said. “I don’t know any financial organisation that gives those sorts of returns.”