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
- Social survey
- Time Use Survey
- Social Survey
- Social survey
- Labour Force Survey
Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering
Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?
Does the country have a national policy, scheme, plan or strategy specific to volunteering?
Does the country have a sectoral and cross-sectoral policy, scheme, plan or strategy that mentions volunteering?
He Waka Eke Noa: Towards a better future, Together New Zealand's Progress Towards the SDGsView source
Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs
Paragraph 1, page 8
We will ensure everyone who is able to is earning, learning, caring or volunteering.
Paragraph 2, page 17
The Narrative Imperative was a competition that asked New Zealanders to write about the SDGs that they felt passionate about. Co-founded by six friends, this volunteer run initiative set out to engage the New Zealand public in the global agenda for sustainable development. The Narrative Imperative team wanted to provide a platform for all New Zealanders to engage with the SDGs they care about, extending the conversation beyond government’s policy advisers.