Belgium
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
17
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
11.6 million
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2015)
No data
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2015)
1,914
Organization-based (ILO, 2015)
1,877

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

Source: ILOSTATS. The data is collected by ILO from national statistical offices. As national statistics on volunteer work are produced using a variety of approaches and tools, direct and cross-country comparisons are not recommended. For more information, visit https://ilostat.ilo.org/topics/volunteer-work/

Total volunteering by type

Total volunteering by age group

Total volunteering by gender

Direct volunteering by gender

Organization-based volunteering by gender

Measurement work

Data source

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
    • Time Use Survey
  • 2014
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2015
    • Social Survey
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

Yes

Belgian Law on volunteering

Year 2006
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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

No data

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?

No data

VNR Reporting

Pathways to Sustainable Development First Belgian National Voluntary Review on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 36

The Belgian association Ex-ChangeExpertise sends expert volunteers to various African countries to transfer competences in finance (to microcredit structures), hospitality services, SME training, agronomy (to cooperatives) and epidemiology (8.3).

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