Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
1.8 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2015)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2015)
Organization-based (ILO, 2015)

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?

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VNR Reporting

Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Latvia - Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2022

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 114

Latvia, Central Asian and EU Eastern Partnership countries work together on education
policy. Latvia participated in the EU-Central Asia Education Platform (CAEP) and supports dialogue on volunteering as a way to build young people's skills as well as the exchange of information on digitalising education and peer learning in the field of vocational education. Latvian government scholarships are available to students from Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership countries.

Paragraph 2, page 133

Lay the foundations for an active civil society by strengthening participatory mechanisms in planning, decision-making, and the implementation processes of various initiatives, and increase the status of volunteering in society. The UN Youth Delegates Programme, as a body representing the views of young people, draws attention to the fact that the youth will experience the effects of today’s decisions, since climate change is inherently exponential.

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