Better Volunteering Better Care: Current activity and initiatives

Better Volunteering, Better Care Initiative

Through informant interviews, literature reviews, internet searches, and surveys, organisations were identified that are engaged in promoting positive change in the area of volunteering. Their activities fall broadly into three areas:
1) Advocating against volunteering in residential care centres
2) Promoting ethical volunteering
3) Advocating for the inclusion of child rights and child protection principles within businesses and non-profit organisations.

The focus of this project is primarily on 1) and 2), but instances of 3) have been included as these efforts have been found to be relevant. Within the activities, some key methods used to generate engagement have been identified. The following is not a comprehensive overview of the methodology and actors in this arena, but rather a number of examples demonstrating different approaches.