Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
45.8 milion

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

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Measurement work

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    • Time Use Survey
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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

Ley No. 25.855 Nacional de Voluntariado Social / National Law No. 25.855 on Social Volunteering
Year 2010
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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?


VNR Reporting

Informe Voluntario Nacional

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No mention No mention

Segundo Informe Voluntario Nacional

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 15

With this vision in mind, we are committed to further developing South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives and humanitarian aid, mobilizing our public institutions and volunteer corps.

Paragraph 2, page 46

Government Secretariat of Modernization. The Internal Communications department of the Government Secretariat of Modernization worked on Agenda 2030 adoption mechanisms linked to social responsibility in public administration. To this end, four working areas were defined: Health, Environment, Inclusion and Volunteering. These are linked to seven Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being, SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities, SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production and SDG 13 Climate Action.

Paragraph 3, page 229

To foster cooperation with civil society, the National Centre of Community Organizations, in the context of the action plan to strengthen Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), has held regional meetings since 2016. The goal of these meetings is to strengthen provincial public policies intended to promote an agenda of cooperation with CSOs and to foster and strengthen community volunteerism in the provinces as a tool for citizen engagement and solidarity at the heart of their communities.

No mention

Tercer Informe Voluntario Nacional

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 198

Scholarship programmes to support primary, secondary or university education, social inclusion and financial education for productive development aimed at vulnerable populations, corporate volunteering programmes and corporate social investment.    

Paragraph 2, page 244

On 14 June 2021, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, for cooperation and support to continue an initiative that began in 2019 with the Open Seneca group of the University of Cambridge, which aims to conduct workshops to assemble low-cost sensors and their subsequent use by volunteers to measure the concentration of PM2. 5, in experiences that are being carried out in the cities of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Mendoza, Tucumán and currently in the Province of San Juan.  

Paragraph 3, page 245

Disaster risk reduction requires the involvement and collaboration of the whole society. It also requires empowerment and inclusive, accessible and non-discriminatory participation, with special attention to those disproportionately affected by disasters, particularly the poorest. It is important to integrate gender, age, disability and cultural perspectives into all policies and practices, promoting women's and youth leadership. In this context, special attention should be given to enhancing organised voluntary work by citizens.      

Paragraph 4, page 252

Increase the Republic of Argentina's capacity for disaster risk management through the strengthening of the White Helmets volunteerism

Paragraph 5, page 253

Increase the capacity of public agencies in disaster risk management through volunteer coordination

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