The Value of Volunteers: People who volunteered with the RCRC at least four hours in 2009 Global picture Two people out of every 1,000 volunteer VOLUNTEERS = SOCIAL CAPITAL Million people volunteered with RCRC in 2009 Billion worth of services worldwide 13.1 $6 = =
What we do 34,000 volunteers 3,200 staff Emergency Services Social Inclusion Retail Shops Blood Service Community Programs Migration Support International Humanitarian Law International Program Business Support Areas A&TSI programs – informal volunteers
What methodology did we use ? Identify good practice & review research Develop a forward looking strategy Consult – internally & externally
Sustainable communities and social capital Evidence base Partnerships Key findings - external
Top down & bottom up action Genuine engagement & professionalisation National coherence & local ownership Balancing act
Where are we headed? We aim to inspire people to take action and contribute to building stronger, more interconnected individuals and communities through voluntary service.
Strategic framework Community Clients, partners & collaboration Client & community facing, social capital Volunteers Meaningful roles, empowered & diverse Effective, supported, valued Red Cross Culture, leadership & capacity National coherence, local flexibility