Collecting accurate, comparable data on volunteering is the best way to ensure effective and enabling policy and management on the regional, national, and Europe-wide level to allow this crucial renewable resource for social and environmental problem solving to realize its full potential. However, in all but a handful of countries, no reliable, comparable data exist to gauge the extent and character of volunteering. As a result, volunteering remains under-valued and its potentials under-realized. This realization is what drove the development of the ILO Manual.
Ms. Krebs has returned to the ICVolunteers headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, with the goal of empowering volunteers and their recognition around Europe and the world by boosting their visibility and credibility. In accordance to the ILO Manual, ICV wants to be an active promoter, as well as an actor in improving the management of volunteering, assess the effectiveness of volunteer promotion agencies, document the enormous impact of volunteer efforts and disseminate data and results.