The Global Volunteering Standard

The Global Volunteering Standard

Helping Organizations gain a better understanding of good practice in volunteering for development.

The Global Volunteering Standard sets out to provide volunteer-involving organisations with an ultimate resource, that can help them gain a better understanding of good practice in volunteering for development. 

The Standard acts as a starting point for these organisations to assess their own practice and make changes that will help them be more responsible and impactful in their practice. 

Language Versions

The Global Volunteering Standard is available for download in the following languages:

Areas of Focus

The Global Volunteering Standard is a framework that sets out the volunteering for development sector’s collective understanding of good practice across four areas of the volunteering programme cycle:

By putting these principles in action, together, we can be more responsible and impactful in our practice and ensure that volunteers make the best possible contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Explore the Global Volunteering Standard Platform

The Global Volunteering Standard Platform is the first global online-involving one-stop shop for good practice in volunteering for development. Forum designed the Platform to bring the Global Standard in Volunteering principles to life and put them into practice.  

Developed by the volunteering sector, for the volunteering sector, the Platform is the ultimate resource providing those who work with volunteers with practical tools to assess, monitor and improve programmes and practice, while giving access to the most extensive global library of volunteer resources.

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