MAVA’s work until this point has focused mostly on nonprofit organizations and culturally-led community groups. We have worked closely with a diverse task force of volunteer engagement leaders, representatives from culturally-led organizations, and community members. While we have engaged with individual volunteers, we had not yet had the opportunity to evaluate volunteer engagement systems from the perspective of BIPOC individuals.
This project allowed us to convene the necessary voices - the community members most affected - to learn more about systemic inequities in volunteer engagement and imagine new systems of volunteerism. This is the final report that came out of this project.