IAVE is committed to being a global knowledge and thought leader for volunteering, through original research and analysis and by providing access to the knowledge shared at our conferences.
In 2015 our Knowledge Development agenda includes a global study of volunteer centers; a collaborative working group of global companies looking at the role of corporate volunteering in disaster-related activities; a new publication on corporate volunteer councils; and, an overview of volunteering in Asia.
Here is a brief description of and links to our most recent publications:
The report of our landmark research on corporate volunteering, the first such global research ever done. The research focused on the state of health of corporate volunteering in each region of the world plus and examination of how global companies organize and manage their volunteer efforts. The projected was underwritten by members of IAVE’s Global Corporate Volunteer Council as its collective contribution to the field.
Sponsored by the Telefonica Foundation and written by Dr. Kenn Allen, IAVE Senior Consultant. The book explores in depth the history, “inspiring practices,” innovations and challenges that are defining corporate volunteering as a powerful force for change. The book has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Korean and Mongolian.
The final report of research for and discussion at a dialogue, sponsored by the Telefonica Foundation, at the December 2012 IAVE World Volunteer Conference. This work came in response to the growing global crisis of youth unemployment and reflects IAVE’s belief that volunteering by young people can help prepare them for the paid workforce.
The final report of the Global Dialogue on Corporate-NGO Volunteer Partnerships, sponsored by the UPS Foundation, including both background research and the conclusions of the dialogue held in December 2012. The dialogue examined both the dynamics of partnerships between companies and NGOs and also the roles of corporate volunteers in disaster-related activities.
An overview report on volunteering in 12 sub-Saharan African countries. Working under the leadership of Navnet, the national volunteer center in Kenya, IAVE National Representatives profiled the current state of volunteering in their countries as part of the 2011 IAVE Africa Regional Meeting. The project was sponsored by the UPS Foundation and Service for Peace
The report of research undertaken by the Centre for Study of Civil Society and Non-Profit Sector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow. Building on IAVE’s global corporate volunteering research, the research developed a picture of the current state of health of corporate volunteering in Russia.