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CSD - The Forms and Structure of International Voluntary Service
International voluntary service (IVS) has a significant and growing presence worldwide. IVS is a policy and program tool used for international developmentaid, humanitarian relief, and promotion of international understanding. In the last century, forms of IVS have proliferated, while research on scope, effectiveness, and impacts has lagged behind. We propose a typology that addresses duration, nature of service, and degree of “internationality.” Further, we identify IVS networks and support organizations that bolster the capacity of IVS sending and hosting organizations, and in this process create large and little recognized international institutions ofcooperation. Building on the typology, we suggest program, policy, and research implications to advance knowledge of the role of IVS, its role in global civil society, and impacts it may have on human conditions and cross-cultural understanding.

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SCI - Breaking Down Barriers - Memories of Volunteers with SCI
SCI - Breaking Down Barriers - Memories of Volunteers with SCI

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Health on Stage - Evaluation Report - Vol.2
Volume 02 contains the evaluation report of the project, which described the impact of the project as well as recommendations on the methods used. It ends with recommendations on how to customise these methods to the local situation in Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) countries

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Health on Stage - Training Toolkit - Vol.1
This first volume serves as a training toolkit for organisations who wish to implement international volunteering projects in generating awareness of public health issues through the use of forum theatre.

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Gender sensitivity at (voluntary) work
"Extending the Practice of Gender through intercultural learning - Gender sensitivity at (voluntary) work" was specifically developed for application in international voluntary service, serving as a manual to assist volunteers and practitioners in¬terested in introducing a gender sensitive approach to their work by providing them with interactive interdisciplinary tools that combine theory and practice. As such, the manual is divided into two main parts: Part I provides a theoretical background on gender and Part II lays out tools for practice in IVS.

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World Heritage Volunteers 2010 Report
While countries all over the world regularly acknowledge their youth as the leading force of the future, very few plan and invest in education that encompasses formal and non-formal learning processes, that stimulates intercultural dialogue and inter-generational cooperation. Even less care is given to providing actual spaces and building mechanisms for political involvement and decision-making giving youth an active role in the present.
From the onset, the World Heritage Volunteers projects have aimed to allow young volunteers to take the initiative. Every year, hundreds of young people show their willingness and commitment to the construction of new, learning societies in countries and territories around the world. Their dedication and passion allow new levels of connection between peoples through their common efforts, while reinforcing the promotion and preservation of World Heritage sites.
Relying almost exclusively on the efforts of young volunteers and local communities, the World Heritage Volunteers projects have brought together in 2010 more than double the number of individuals, organizations and countries than in the previous years. Lead by the example of youth and community commitment, many institutional and private partners are now joining the volunteers in becoming role models in World Heritage education. They show us with their voluntary work that if World Heritage sites belong to all peoples of the world, safeguarding this “unique and irreplaceable Heritage” is also a shared challenge, and young people have already taken on this responsibility.
- Rao Kishore (Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre)

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LMTV Global Handbook
This handbook aims to
* Improve quality & maximize positive impact!
* Promote projects and cooperation more widely!
* Exchange vols. more efficiently & effectively!

The original version was made in the first LMTV Seminar in Tokyo, Nov. 2004, organized by NVDA, Alliance and NICE (Never-ending International workCamps Exchange) with 19 participants from 10 NGOs in in 10 countries.
It was then revised in Asia Europe Training for Trainers on LMTV in Tokyo, Feb. 2009 by NVDA, ASEF (Asia Europe Foundation) and NICE in cooperation with ALLIANCE and CCIVS with 28 participants from 25 NGOs in 20 countries.

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World Heritage Volunteers 2008-2009 Report
The World Heritage Volunteers projects have made a big impact in their first two years. This success is the result of the active involvement and dedication of thousands of individuals from all over the world. Learning from each other and from the communities they worked with, they have created wide international support for the concept and the reality of World Heritage preservation beyond physical and cultural boundaries.

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NVDA Guideline of Exchange
Produced by the Network for Voluntary Development in Asia.
This document contains information on how to run volunteers' exchanges between organisations.

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NVDA Handbook for LMTV
Produced by the Network for Voluntary Development in Asia.
This handbook is a guidebook for organisations which run LMTV programmes.

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CSD - The Forms and Structure of International Voluntary Service SCI - Breaking Down Barriers - Memories of Volunteers with SCI Health on Stage - Evaluation Report - Vol.2
1, rue Miollis
75015 Paris France
Tel: (33 1) 45 68 49 36
CCIVS maintains:
official relations with UNESCO,
special consultative status with ECOSOC,
liasion status with FAO.

With the support of World Heritage Centre.