Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
9.2 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2021)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2021)
Organization-based (ILO, 2021)

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

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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

Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals National Review 2019

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 98

4.7- International Development Agency (MASHAV)'s program on Municipal Projects for Civil Security (cooperation between the educational community and the police force, judicial authorities, volunteer organizations, the private sector and media).

Paragraph 2, page 156

8.5- A specialized integration program into the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) or National Service. For example, volunteering for the IDF, participants enlisting in, supporting their army service.

Paragraph 3, page 182

9.c-GivingWay is a social impact company that developed an online platform providing grassroots level NGOs with the visibility and digital tools needed to engage with volunteers, donors and supporters on a local and international level. Through its free service, NGOs use GivingWay's online tools to manage their workflow and network of supporters on all social media outlets.

Paragraph 4, page 216

Individual and social activism contribute to the development of an inclusive and safe society and foster a spirit of volunteerism.

Paragraph 5, page 276

• Israel Authority for Prevention of Violence, Alcohol and Drug Abuse: Encouraging volunteering in the fields of prevention and enforcement, and instructing and guiding the volunteers and supervising their activity. • Damage reduction: The 24/7 center is operated by staff and volunteers. Services include meals, hygiene needs, showers, laundry, medical assistance, consultations, and a place to stay and rest. In addition, the center offers numerous workshops. • Parent patrol: One of the main civilian programs, led by the Ministry of Public Security and local authorities, is the parent patrol program. Parent patrols are groups of parents who volunteer to patrol youth hangouts on weekends and during school breaks.

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• Israel undertook to make that information available by pursuing several avenues of communication. These include: Shili (the Hebrew acronym for Civilian Advice Service), which is manned by volunteer professionals at 70 stations countrywide, and offers information on topics related to work and welfare; a hotline for public information and assistance on social rights and welfare services appropriate to the needs of clients; cooperation with other parties to enhance the accessibility of information, mainly, by creating an internet database accessible to residents.

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