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?
National Report on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development FinlandView source
Voluntary National Review 2020 FinlandView source
Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs
Paragraph 1, page 97
The national follow-up system includes a Citizen Panel, composed annually, where around 500 volunteers assess the state of sustainable development on the grounds of national indicators and interpretative texts.
Paragraph 2, page 135
Under the 2019 Government Programme one of the premises in the Mining Act reform is to improve the level of environmental protection.The distribution of invasive alien species has increased. The prevention of invasive alien species has largely been managed by the initiatives of environmental organizations and volunteers.
Paragraph 3, page 139
Following the cuts in development financing, the number of Finland’s global partnerships has decreased, civil society partnerships have been lost and national volunteering in particular has suffered.