Germany
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
4
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
82.4 million
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2015)
No data
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2015)
7,947
Organization-based (ILO, 2015)
19,936

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/

2015

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
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
    • Time Use Survey
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
    • Social Survey
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

Yes

Act to Promote Youth Voluntary Services

Year 2008
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Yes

Federal Volunteer Service Act 

Year 2011
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Yes

Act to Create the German Foundation for Civic Engagement and Volunteer Work

Year 2020
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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?

No

VNR Reporting

Report of the German Federal Government to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

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No mention

1 Report on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

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No mention
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