CiviVolunteer 1.3 introduces the concept of "project beneficiaries." This release allows admins to specify a contact which benefits from or is the target of a volunteer project. For organizations which broker volunteers as a service to other organizations, this feature facilitates recording and reporting the number of volunteer hours provided to each partner org. Organizations with a chapter structure will find the project beneficiary useful as well, as service or volunteer hours often have implications on funding from the umbrella group.
I've prepared a quick screencast to demonstrate how CiviVolunteer 1.3 approaches beneficiaries. This is our first pass at supporting project beneficiaries, so we'd love to hear your reactions to what we've got so far and your ideas as to where we should go next. The comment section below is probably a good place to start the conversation. Thanks!