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Changing Perspectives: Incoming Voluntary Services

Voluntary service organisations in Germany are becoming increasingly internationally based. More and more placement organisations are seeing that working and learning together with an international ‘incoming’ volunteer is an essential part of their own development to become more open…

IVCO 2017 Member Research

Impact Investing

Defined as investments “made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return,” impact investing is a $120 billion industry practised by asset owners (such as pension plan members, high-net…

Member Research

From Local Lives to Lasting Legacies

This pilot study examines the long-term effect of Raleigh International’s Expedition programme on volunteers in Namibia and China who took part in Raleigh’s programmes between 1998 and 2004. At the heart of the research is a ‘Theory of Change’…

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The Evolution of International Volunteering

This paper reviews the historical evolution of international volunteering from the early-mid 20th century and the important coordinating and facilitating role played by international voluntary service networks. It also examines changes in international volunteer cooperation practices, including policy and…


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