Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
18.3 million

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

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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. 20.500 sobre asociaciones y participación ciudadana en la gestión pública / Law No. 20.500 about associations and civic participation

Year 1998
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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 Nacional Voluntario 2017

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No mention

Informe Nacional Voluntario Chile 2019

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 24

As a key actor in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, the voluntary sector also made a significant contribution. The Chilean Volunteer Network worked actively to disseminate and incorporate the 2030 Agenda into the plans and programmes of volunteer organizations through training days in five regions of the country. It also performed a national survey of volunteer organizations to identify initiatives related to the SDGs. 

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