Research

Exploring the learning dimensions of a workcamp leaders’ training

Title: Exploring the learning dimensions of a workcamp leaders’ training  Publisher: University of Cumbria, UK Type: MA Dissertation Theme: Outdoor and Experiential Learning – workcamps Related project: IVS Research Short Description: While more research about the impact of workcamps has been carried out in recent years, studies about workcamp leaders and how they are trained is scarce. This piece is meant …

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How do International Volunteering Characteristics Influence Outcomes? Perspectives from Partner Organizations

Title: How do International Volunteering Characteristics Influence Outcomes? Perspectives from Partner Organizations Publisher: International Society for Third-Sector Research Type: Publication Theme: Outdoor and Experiential Learning – workcamps Short Description: This study examines how different types of international volunteering influence common program outcomes such as building organizational capacity, developing international relationships, and performing manual labor. Survey responses were collected from 288 …

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Raising Peace Impact Summary

Title: Raising Peace Impact Summary Publisher: CCIVS Type: Project report Theme: Peace & Human Rights Related project: Raising Peace Format: PDF

STEP to Change, Impact: the Community Report

Title: STEP to Change, Impact: the Community report Publisher: CCIVS Type: Project report Theme: Outdoor and Experiential Learning – workcamps Related project: Step to the Future Format: PDF

Volunteer Tourism: Yet another form of “Othering”?

Title: Volunteer Tourism: Yet another form of “Othering”? Publisher: Wageningen University Environmental Sciences Type: Publication Theme: Outdoor and Experiential Learning – workcamps Short Description: International Voluntary Services/Volunteer tourism has developed as part of the broad development agenda and the ever changing global structure. The end of Colonisation marked the beginning of new relationships of ex colonies and the Northern Countries. …

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Following the P.A.T.H. measuring change in volunteers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes towards cultural and natural heritage, and life

Title: Following the P.A.T.H. measuring change in volunteers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes towards cultural and natural heritage, and life Publisher: CCIVS Type: Project report Theme: Other Related project: PATH Short Description: One of the most popular definitions of impact assessment, given by Rossi, Lipsey and Freeman in Evaluation: A Systemic Approach (2004), reminds us that at the beginning of any research …

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Just Volunteers [Non Formal] Education for Sustainable Development

Title: Just Volunteers [Non Formal] Education for Sustainable Development Type: Other Theme: Environment & Sustainability Related project: IVS for Climate Justice Short Description: Francesco Volpini Graduate Research Associate, Research Centre for the Local Public Human Resources and Policy Development (LORC), 龍谷大学/ Ryukoku University Speech transcription of the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, 17-19 May 2021 Format: PDF

Forum Survey Report – COVID-19 and the Future of Volunteering for Development Volunteers and volunteer involving organisations surveyed for the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (Forum)

Publisher: Forum Type: Publication Theme: Active Participation & Social Inclusion Short Description: This study reports on the results of two surveys that aimed to explore the experiences of volunteer involving organisations and volunteers with seven international volunteering and cooperation organisations. It addresses three questions about the COVID-19 pandemic: What impact did the pandemic have on VIOs’ programmes? How did …

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