Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
11.3 milion

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

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Measurement work

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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

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Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?

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Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?


Name of specific policy, strategy or plan on volunteering at the national level. Year created Source link What are the relevant SDG areas/crosscutting themes of the policy, plan scheme or strategy?
National Youth Strategy 2019-2025 2019 View source
National Social Protection Strategy 2019-2025 2019 View source
Comprehensive National Plan for Human Rights 2016-2025 2016 View source

VNR Reporting

Jordan’s Way to Sustainable Development First National Voluntary Review on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

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Between March and May 2017, extensive consultations on the way forward were held with line ministries and MGOs using a variety of approaches. These included: meetings and workshops with civil society organizations, including organizations working on human rights, women's rights, and community development; engaging Volunteer-Involving Organizations (VIOs) and those working with youth, the private sector, workers' unions; local councils and committees, academia, and science and technology communities. Special attention was paid to ensuring the inclusion of women, youth, children, and people with disabilities. Representatives of Syrian and other refugee communities were also included and actively participated in the consultations.

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Over the past decades, Jordan has considered priority to provide young men and women with educational opportunities, much-needed skills and an enabling environment for entrepreneurship and socio-political engagement. In addition, the country has invested heavily in setting up the infrastructure required to optimize youth development including youth centres, hostels, sports facilities and volunteers’ camps.

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Moving forward, the Government will renew its commitments to keeping youth among its top priorities and will incrementally engage in the following: [...] Strengthen the role of youth in volunteerism and community service (active citizenship).

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Developing different approaches and tools for rights-based awareness raising to reach different target audiences: civil society organizations, the private sector, youth, women, volunteers, students, academia, parliamentarians, municipal councils through written and visual material, workshops, panel discussions, social media and simulation models; [...] Raising awareness of the important role of volunteers in SDG implementation.

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Building the capacity of VIO to focus on quality versus the quantity of volunteers engaged in SDG implementation and monitoring.

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Jordan Voluntary National Review 2022 - Weaving possibilities

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Reporting on volunteering connected to matters of gender equality, women's empowerment or similar

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The Women and Girls Oasis: Expanded in 18 community centres in 11 governorates (Amman, Zarqa, Karak, Tafila, Maan, Jerash, Ajloun, Salt, Madaba, Irbid, and Aqaba). This provides opportunities for incentive-based volunteer work for the most needy and vulnerable women, as well as transportation subsidies and childcare services for their children. Women receive awareness sessions on prevention and protection from violence against women and gender-based violence.

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Project Sea: Seif Al Mdanat and Beisan AlSharif co-founded ProjectSea to take action and start a movement in conserving marine life. The first cleanup campaign took place in June 2021, and since then 11 cleanup campaigns were completed, collecting more than 21000 pieces of plastic, and other waste exceeding 3 tonnes. So far, 160 scuba divers from 30 different nationalities have volunteered in their clean-up campaigns. 

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Civil society entities will support the implementation of development projects, encourage people to participate and volunteer, help achieve sustainable social development and increase the level of social service.

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