Just to be clear, I’m not saying we must adopt the word credentialing. I’m not a big fan of it myself. However, in the global context that we publish e-Volunteerism in we have to use language that works around the globe. To use the word qualifications outside the UK would, in many cases, give the debate a totally different meaning.
However, what we call it is not the most important issue as Lynne rightly points out. What is important in the context of my post is that we have a good debate about the issues.
It’d be great to have UK volunteer managers involved in this. So far we’ve had a good response from the USA, New Zealand and Australia but none from the UK.
If you are interested in having a say on this important issue then please contact me