The ViCE Hub is leading the IFRCs Working Group on Volunteering in dangerous situations. The working group outlined the main activities for 2018-2019 at the Volunteering Alliance meeting in Madrid (5-9 March 2018).
The objective of the working group is to contribute to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of humanitarian volunteers.
- A report to the International Conference on the Implementation of the Resolution The safety and security of humanitarian volunteers (32IC/15/R5)
- Theory of Change for Volunteering in Dangerous Situations
- Minimum and maximum standards for volunteer programmes
- Support to and coordination with other Volunteering Alliance Working Groups
- Engagement of external stakeholders
The main activities 2018-2019
- Develop and implement a mapping matrix to facilitate prioritizing countries to engage with by the working group,
- Develop a theory of change and communications strategy
- Develop minimum and maximum standards for volunteer programmes
- Produce a report on the National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies views on commitment to invest in volunteering development
- Produce a report on National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies implementation of the resolution on the safety and security of humanitarian volunteers (32IC/15/R5)
- Advance the work on establishing insurance and safety nets for volunteers by identifying models and examples, mapping local solutions and legislations, and developing an advocacy and guidance material.
- Explore the need for a Corporate Identity Guide for Volunteering in Dangerous Situations.
- Present the work of the group in to the IFRC General General Assembly and the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in 2019.
Working group members
- Stefan Agerhem, Swedish Red Cross
- Balthazar Bacinoni, Burundi Red Cross
- Amal Eman, Egyptian Red Crescent
- Bianca Fadel, Northumbria University
- Julian Harris, IFRC Security Unit
- Shadrack Musyoka, Kenya Red Cross Society
- Bessy Valle Paz, Honduran Red Cross
Do you want to engage with or be part of the working group? Contact Stefan Agerhem.