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/
- Labour Force Survey
Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering
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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?
Rapport Volontaire sur la mise en oeuvre des Objectifs de Developpement SostenibleView source
Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs
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The Mountain Federation also carried out communication, training and awareness-raising activities for all stakeholders at the event. Meetings for volunteers were organized to disseminate and share the organization’s environmental policy, good practices and points to consider during the competition.
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The Font Blanca competition sets a good example for other sporting events in the country. The initiatives and actions at the event have served as a blueprint for stimulating environmental concerns and generating a debate on sustainable development. In addition, through the work of professionals and volunteers, and support from entities,
the competition has been shared as a good example within the ski mountaineering federation at an international level via training and workshops (International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF) meeting 2017–2018), conferences (Waste in Progress 2018) and publications (Handbook of Best Practices in Ski Touring, ISMF Sustainability Handbook and Handbook of Good Practice in Ski Mountaineering Races).
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The Andorran non-governmental organization (NGO) Daktari is active in the areas bordering the Mgahinga Gorilla, Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls national parks in Uganda. Its philosophy and aim is to enable peaceful coexistence between local populations, the wildlife in the area, some of which are protected species, and those responsible for the national parks. Thanks to several field visits and veterinary and anthropological studies carried out by Andorran volunteers, the organization is becoming increasingly well informed about the region and its needs, the goal being to improve the impact and sustainability of its projects.
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In the spirit of solidarity and the sharing of values and knowledge, the Government of Andorra actively promotes volunteerism, both nationally and internationally. Domestically, volunteerism is very common in civil society, as much in socially oriented activities as in the cultural and sporting domains. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also actively encourages international volunteerism and the staff responsible for cooperation regularly participate in round tables on volunteerism, activities organized by local entities to raise awareness of international volunteering opportunities and, most importantly, the annual cooperation course organized by the University of Andorra in collaboration with the Government. The training, preparation and participation of volunteers in projects subsidized by the ministry is one of the criteria used to consider grant applications. The ministry encourages the NGOs it works with to send volunteers on projects, while suitably preparing them for such a placement. In the spirit of knowledge-sharing, coherence and learning about others, and fully aligned with the concept of a global partnership, the aim of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ development cooperation policy is for volunteerism to become a full-fledged criterion for awarding grants.
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These trainings are developed in line with the recommendations of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, which the Civil Defence Directorate is in the process of implementing. In addition, there is more specific training for volunteers or intervention groups regarding specific situations. These training sessions cover topics such as forest fire management, people searches, the logistics of natural hazards and creating temporary shelters.No mention
Rapport National Volontaire sur la mise en oeuvre des Objectifs de Développement DurableView source
Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs
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Tutoring courses for pupils aged 6 to 12 from all educational systems have enabled continuity of support for pupils in the teaching and learning processes. Priority was given to interested primary school pupils who had difficulties to attend online classes during the lockdown. The delivery of the courses was based on the voluntary participation of teachers or young graduates.
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Volunteering: It is in the spirit of solidarity and exchange of values and experiences that the Government of Andorra actively encourages volunteering, at both national and international levels. At the national level, volunteering is very present among Andorran civil society, whether through social, cultural, or sports activities. Moreover, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs promotes international volunteering and the department in charge of cooperation regularly participates in roundtables and activities organized by local entities to provide information on volunteering. It also participates in each of the editions of the Course on Cooperation organized annually by the University of Andorra in collaboration with some of the NGOs in the country. The health, social and economic crisis caused by Covid-19 has revealed the importance of solidarity and cooperation in the Andorran society where empathy and closeness have contributed to providing responses to the needs of the population. The pandemic has highlighted that volunteers are a fundamental part of the society, an example of commitment, dedication, and effort. One of the examples to be mentioned in this sense is that volunteers joined efforts during the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020 by creating the COVID Team. This was a group of people with some prior health knowledge, or at least experience with telephone switchboard reception, and the aim was to detect positive cases and curb the spread of the disease. The team has grown, acquired knowledge and the necessary technological devices such as the Pandemius programme. The good functioning and usefulness of this team of volunteers was recognized, and in November 2020, the creation of the COVID Office was enacted by decree.
It is also worth highlighting the work of the Andorran Red Cross which, since 1980, has been working to reduce social inequalities and promote solidarity in the society. To develop its activities at national level, the Andorran Red Cross relies mainly on the work of its volunteers which allows a wide range of different activities to be carried out, all focusing on the fight against poverty, reinforcement of social cohesion in order to raise awareness about solidarity among the population, and in particular among young people.No mention