The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies announced today the release of a new manual to help statistical agencies around the world track the amount, type and value of volunteer work in their countries.
CAF Southern Africa is asking South Africans to “volunteer for change” during the Employee Volunteer Week which runs from 9-15 March 2009.
The 2009 Employee Volunteer Week has a specific emphasis on skills transfer i.e. the empowerment of local people and communities to improve their well-being through the transfer of appropriate knowledge and skills.
CAF Southern Africa will connect volunteers with a wide range of activities aimed at matching the skills and interests of volunteers with the critical needs of communities.
This is a call to all employed South Africans to embrace Employee Volunteer Week 2009 and in turn, to impact meaningfully on the many serious development challenges facing the country.
In 2009 CAF Southern Africa asks all South Africans to “volunteer for change”. Volunteering or people willingly donating their time and skills without remuneration for the benefit of others, is a characteristic feature of South African society and indeed, can be seen as the ‘social glue’ which holds communities together in the face of needs or adversity.
Join CAF Southern Africa’s Employee Volunteer Week 2009 and…
‘Volunteer for Change’
9 to15 March
In 2009 CAF Southern Africa is urging all employed South Africans to ‘Volunteer for Change’. Volunteering – that is giving time, goods and skills for the benefit of others, is a characteristic feature of South African society and can be seen as the ‘social glue’ which holds communities together in the face of need or adversity.