Local and community based voluntary service
Five-country cross-national study on civic service and volunteering in SADC
A cross-national study on civic service and volunteering in five southern African countries: Botswana, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Read more
Study for the Nelson Mandela Foundation
A study detailing strategic recommendations for the Foundation's 46664 Volunteer Campaign Read more
Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) Programmes
In 2009 VOSESA was commissioned by the United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNV) to help develop a monitoring and evaluation methodology to gauge the contributions of volunteers in the Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) programmes funded by the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). These programmes, intended to aid communities in adapting to the effects of climate change, rely predominantly on the efforts of community volunteers. As such, GEF-SGP and UNDP needed to get more insight into the contribution of volunteers, and develop mechanisms for measuring and recognising these contributions.
The methodology developed by VOSESA employs both quantitative and qualitative approaches to data collection. It takes a holistic approach to recognising and measuring voluntary contributions from all community members including volunteers from under-represented groups, such as women, youth, the aged, and disabled persons. VOSESA then developed a publication entitled “Volunteers in community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change: A handbook, training guide and work plan to support, promote and measure volunteering in CBA projects” for global distribution to UNV volunteers working on CBA programmes.
VOSESA's Five-Country Cross-National Study on Civic Service and Volunteering in SADC.
Service Enquiry, an online publication available free-of-charge that documents and analyses the experience of civic service and volunteerism in different parts of the world.
VOSESA's analysis of the volunteering response to the 2008 Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa and its potential for social change.