What happens to my feedback?
The findings from the volunteer survey are a key pillar in weltwärts’ quality development. uzbonn evaluate your ideas and experiences and they are then examined and discussed at length by all stakeholders within the weltwärts joint operation. Feedback has a direct impact on the evolution of the programme. For instance, if the survey shows a particular issue has been mentioned by a number of volunteers, it will be looked into further. It was feedback in the survey that resulted in a flyer on what to do if you witness or experience sexualised violence yourself, for example.
In addition, the findings provide the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) with evidence of how effective weltwärts is – but also of where there is room for improvement. The positive results in recent years reveal high levels of programme effectiveness and volunteer satisfaction. They were therefore also key to ensuring that weltwärts is held in high regard and continues to receive funding from the BMZ.
Did you know?
In 2018, 94% of volunteers stated that they were quite satisfied to very satisfied with their voluntary service.
Findings of the last North-South volunteer survey
In the past few years, volunteers’ overall satisfaction with their time on the weltwärts programme was very high. In both 2017 and 2018, 94% of the North-South volunteers stated that they were quite satisfied to very satisfied with their voluntary service – a continuation of the positive assessment of previous years.
Take a look at the findings of last year’s survey to find out how many respondents would recommend weltwärts to their friends and acquaintances, how satisfied they were with their places of assignment and the education and mentoring provided and how weltwärts has affected them in terms of future career choices.
Findings of the 2018 weltwärts programme volunteer survey
The findings from previous years are available in our “Publications” section.
As soon as we have the findings of the first South-North volunteer survey, we will post them here.