Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
32.5 million

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

No data

Measurement work

No data

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

Akta Pasukan Sukarelawan Malaysia 2012
Year 2012
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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?
Creation of Malaysian Volunteer Corps Department (RELA) 2013 View source

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

No data

VNR Reporting

Malaysia Sustainable Development Goals Voluntary National Review 2017

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 62

National Blue Ocean Strategy initiatives – Implemented since 2009, this Strategy could be a way forward to better mobilise resources. [...] These savings could be channeled to other development needs. While large savings have been reported for inter-Government agency initiatives, more than half of the NBOS initiatives leveraged resource contributions from non-Government stakeholders, including CSOs, NGOs, educational institutions and volunteers.

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