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State of the World's Volunteerism Report: Universal Values for Global Well-being

by Benjamin J. Lough; Cornelia Giesing; David Horton Smith; Debbie Haski-Leventhal; Jacob Mwathi Mati; María José León; Robert Leigh; Sabine Strassburg

Jan 1, 2011

The focus of this report is on the universal values that motivate people the world over to volunteer for the common good and on the impact of volunteer action on societies and individuals. The authors advocate the power of volunteering to promote cooperation, encourage participation and contribute to the well-being of individuals and of society as a whole.