Forum drew on the expertise and wisdom of several hundred people and organisations from 80 countries across the volunteering in development sector and beyond to develop the Standard.
As a result, it captures and reflects a collective, global understanding of good practice in volunteering in development throughout the volunteering programme cycle:
The Global Volunteering Standard is currently available to download in the following languages:
To support organisations in using the Global Volunteering Standard, Forum created The Global Volunteering Standard Platform.
Developed by the volunteering sector for the volunteering sector, the Platform is the ultimate free global online resource for people and organisations that work with volunteers. It includes a set of practical tools to assess, monitor and improve programmes and practice, as well as access to an extensive global library of volunteer resources.