March 6, 2012
Video of Lester Salamon on putting volunteering on the economic map at the IAVE World Volunteer Conference in Singapore 2011
The author of the up-coming “Handbook on Non-Profit Institutions in the System of National Accounts” for the United Nations, Lester Salamon, started by giving IAVE a birthday present on its 40th anniversary - the almost completed ILO document on volunteering statistics that would be the first official mechanism to measure volunteering. Lester said he wanted to talk about three things: (1) the importance of statistics on volunteering, (2) our limited ability to measure volunteering, and (3) the effort to boost the visibility of volunteers through labor-force surveys.
Read the news report here.