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
- Labour Force Survey
- Social Survey
Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering
Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?
Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?
Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?
Ireland: Voluntary National Review 2018View source
Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs
Paragraph 1, page 16
By supporting long-term development and providing humanitarian assistance in over 80 countries, Ireland is helping to build better futures for some of the world’s poorest people and communities by reducing vulnerability and increasing opportunity. Irish people, including many volunteers, are also making a unique contribution to the Global SDGs, often working with partners to inspire new ways of thinking to ensure that no-one is left behind. The knowledge and cultural exchange resulting from these experiences benefits not only our partner countries, but also Ireland and Irish people too.’