Volunteers and their contribution to local development and community resilience

Courtesy of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies




Volunteering is at the heart of community building.  Volunteers will walk that extra mile as required and give freely of their time, skills, local knowledge and compassion.  They care about their local development and are central to moving forward the agenda.  Their participation in the decision-making process contributes to democratic ownership and increase accountability and responsibility in a country’s development.  Volunteers are contributing toward building resilient communities in diverse ways.