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State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018

The Thread that Binds - Volunteerism and Community Resilience

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This publication presents new evidence on the role of volunteerism in strengthening community resilience. It finds that communities value volunteerism because it enables them to create collective strategies for dealing with diverse economic, social and environmental challenges.

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Foreword - Weaving new patterns of resilience with communities

We live in extraordinary times, and the world faces challenges that can seem overwhelming or even insurmountable. Climate change continues unchecked. Inequality has soared. Politics becomes ever more polarized. We see a resurgence of political ideologies in parts of the world that have not been such a threat since the end of World War II. At the same time, we have the largest migration crisis in human history. Last year, over 68 million people worldwide were on the move, fleeing conflict, instability, poverty and lack of opportunity.

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