SWVR 2018: resilient communities

The thread that binds: volunteerism and community resilience
The report explores how governments and development actors can best engage with volunteerism to nurture its most beneficial characteristics, while mitigating against potential harms to the most vulnerable. In doing so, the report provides an important contribution to the evidence base on inclusive, citizen-led approaches to resilience-building.
Local Volunteering is a Fundamental Coping Strategy for Communities
In a fragile and turbulent world, volunteers are active in every major shock and stress experienced by communities – from earthquakes and flooding to climate change and local conflicts. Often working behind the scenes, they are the thread that binds communities together, a new report from the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme states.
What are the key findings of the 2018 SWVR?

Perspectives on Volunteerism and Resilience

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