November 2008
The 18th International Conference of Labor Statisticians votes approval of draft Manual.
October 2009
Poland becomes the first country to announce plans to implement the ILO Manual.
January 2011
The European Commission endorses adoption of the Manual as a major goal of the European Year of Volunteering.
February 2011
Associazione Di Fondazioni E Di Casse Di Risparmio Spa (ACRI) agrees to fund the planning stages of the European Volunteer Measurement project (EVMP) to promote the adoption and implementation of the in Europe.
March 2011
The International Labour Organization approves the final language of the ILO Manual.

Following the success of a pilot test, Brazil becomes the first Latin American country to officially adopt the Manual.
May 2011
South Africa announces its intention to measure volunteering every four years using ILO approach.

First training session in Tallinn, Estonia prepares volunteer leaders to promote implementation of the Manual in Europe.
July 2011
The European Volunteer Measurement Project addresses the EYV Alliance and conducts a training session.
August 2011
The ILO releases the final version of the Manual.
September 2011
The EVMP, the ILO, and the Polish Ministry of Labour and Social Policy co-host a technical workshop for European statistical officials in Warsaw.