Volunteering and heritage management

Type: Toolkit
Theme: Environment & Sustainability
Format: PDF
Publisher: CCIVS
Short summary:
Since the inception of International Voluntary Service (IVS) projects in 1920, heritage has played a crucial role in local communities. IVS organizations have collaborated with diverse stakeholders, engaging both young and adult volunteers in safeguarding tangible and intangible heritage. This non-formal learning approach has expanded globally, demonstrating the value of disseminating expertise and values at an international level. Notably, the World Heritage Volunteers program, established in 2007 through a formal partnership between the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and CCIVS, has successfully executed 368 projects across 61 countries. Involving over 5000 volunteers, this initiative focuses on raising awareness and preserving cultural and natural heritage, particularly at UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Short description:
Explore the rich heritage preserved by International Voluntary Service (IVS) organizations since 1920, engaging volunteers in protecting both tangible and intangible aspects. This global effort, rooted in non-formal learning, has expanded to various regions. Notably, the World Heritage Volunteers program, a collaboration between the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and CCIVS since 2007, has successfully executed 368 projects in 61 countries, involving over 5000 volunteers. This initiative aims to raise awareness and safeguard cultural and natural heritage, particularly at UNESCO World Heritage sites. Join us in this impactful journey of preservation and promotion!