Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in addressing development challenges

Post-2015 Volunteering Working Group

NYmtg crop MG 9996 w350To scale up efforts to make the impact of volunteering more visible in the post-2015 process, a task force of volunteer groups was established in 2013 following a UNV stakeholder meeting and the IVCO Conference.

The task force aimed to support a more systematic integration of volunteerism as an enabling factor for the implementation of the sustainable development goals, including through related indicators to measure the achievements of some of the goals. In 2014, the task force evolved into the post-2015 Volunteering Working Group, coordinated by the International Forum for Volunteering in Development (FORUM).

Working Group members include: Australian Volunteers International (AVI), FORUM, CUSO, Fredskorpset (FK Norway), France Volontaires, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE), Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA), World Association of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts (WAGGGS), WorldTeach, and the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA). 

The UN Volunteers programme (UNV) supports the post-2015 Volunteering Working Group as part of its role of facilitator of stakeholder engagement towards a sustainable post-2015 agenda that recognizes and includes volunteer work. This section is a common space for UNV, global and national ViOs and the Working Group.

Contact: Adjmal Dulloo, Post-2015 Volunteering Working Group Coordinator, FORUM ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


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Activities and products of the post-2015 volunteering working group, focused on supporting efforts to position volunteering in the post-2015 agenda.