Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
5.5 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2017)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2017)
No data
Organization-based (ILO, 2017)

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

Total volunteering by type

Total volunteering by age group

Total volunteering by gender

Direct volunteering by gender

Organization-based volunteering by gender

Measurement work

Data source

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
    • Time Use Survey
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
    • Social Survey
  • 2016
  • 2017
    • Other
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2024

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

No data

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?

No data

VNR Reporting

National Report on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Finland

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No mention No mention

Voluntary National Review 2020 Finland

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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.

No mention
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