Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2020)
Population ( UNFPA, 2021)
1.7 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

No data

Measurement work

No data

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


Draft law on Public Voluntary Service (for public order/security) 

Year 2019
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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

Bahrain's Voluntary National Review 2017

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 50

The schools focus on student activities both in and out of the classroom, alongside initiatives which promote the values of: tolerance, moderation, respect for opinion; rejection of fanaticism and extremism, preservation of national unity, and the encouragement of collective voluntary action; as well as taking pride in national customs and traditions. These projects include campaigns such as: "Ambassadors of Tolerance and Coexistence," "Shake My Hands,” and “Planting Love," amongst others.

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