Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2020)
Population ( UNFPA, 2021)
19.0 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2018)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2018)
No data
Organization-based (ILO, 2018)
No data

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

Measurement work

Data source

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
    • Time Use Survey
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2018
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2019
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2020
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2021
  • 2022

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


National Law No. 42-VI of 30 December 2016 "On Volunteer Activity"

Year 2016
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No data

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

Order of the Ministry on Religious Affairs and Civil Society No. 41-1 of 24 March 2017 "On Adoption of the Rules of Monitoring of Volunteer Activity"

2017 View source

Decree of the Government No. 3 of 16 January 2020 "On Adoption of the Plan of Activities on the Year of Volunteer"

2020 View source

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


VNR Reporting

Voluntary National Review 2019

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 134

Kazakhstan pays special attention to youth policy. Since 2015, the Government has expanded the annual funding for the development of volunteer initiatives; the greater integration of the volunteer movement into SDG implementation is being discussed. 2019 was declared the Year of Youth in Kazakhstan. Youth volunteer movements are developing and Kazakhstani youth are actively involved in projects that help vulnerable populations (older people, single mothers, large families and others) and people facing hardship, and in environmental and educational projects. (P 134) In Kazakhstan, the inherent desire of the people to help others through local community assistance is known as ‘‘Asar’’. Asar has served as an indicator of the unity of Kazakh society and of people's concern for others. Many citizens are now involved in volunteering work for the benefit of society. There are numerous active volunteer organizations in the country, such as the National Volunteer Network (local experts on volunteering and social projects in the regions of the country), the Red Crescent of Kazakhstan (humanitarian projects in the regions), Enactus (international programme on student social entrepreneurship), Rina (the search for missing people throughout the country), the 28 Loops Club (assisting premature babies across Kazakhstan and the CIS), the Good People Club (assisting people facing hardship), the League of Volunteers (volunteers in the city of Almaty), Best for Kids (assisting children) and other volunteer movements on a variety of current social and environmental topics.

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