Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2020)
Population ( UNFPA, 2021)
27.2 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?


Loi no. 2007/003 instituant le service civique national de participation au développement / Law no. 2007/003 establishing the national civic service for participation in development

Year 2007
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Law Nr 2021/015 of 9 July 2021 - Bill to organise and promote volunteering in Cameroon 

Year 2021
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Loi Nr 2021/015 du 9 juillet 2021- Portant organisation et promotion du volontariat au Cameroun (Fr)

Year 2021
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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?


Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?

National strategy on volunteering

2014 View source

National programme of volunteering in Cameroon created by an official decree 

2017 View source

Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?


VNR Reporting

Examen National Volontaire Odd, Cameroun

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 67

In addition, volunteers have been instrumental in creating and promoting community platforms for the promotion of peace and justice, and the prevention of violent extremism and radicalization. 

Paragraph 2, page 142

Cameroon could take medium- and long-term actions to continue the process of integration in this area. Actions could include: updating the overall planning frameworks and selected sectoral strategies; supporting the development of sectoral plans and those related to the operationalization of the National Volunteer Programme.

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