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
- Time Use 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?No
Austria and the 2030 Agenda Voluntary National ReviewView source
Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs
Paragraph 1, page 19
In all areas, the active involvement of all actors at all levels is crucial in the implementation of the SDGs. Austria has a long tradition of voluntary engagement. Forty-six percent of the population aged 15 and older are engaged in voluntary activities domestically and abroad. Promoting voluntary engagement in Austria is considered vital because the country owes its high degree of social cohesion and mutual support to the great commitment of civil society. Since the adoption of the Law on the Promotion of Voluntary Engagement in 2012, assistance measures have been continually taken within the framework of the Austrian Voluntary Council.
Paragraph 2, page 103
It is essential that all actors at all levels be involved in the implementation of the SDGs in Austria. Civil society has a special role in this context. People in Austria are traditionally heavily engaged in NGOs and associations focusing on topics like environmental protection, education, social issues, and health and disaster management. Organisations of this type are vital to the implementation of the SDGs. The Federal Government will therefore continue special support to ensure that conditions conducive to engagement by volunteers and civil society are in place.