Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
7.0 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?


Ley No. 543 del Voluntariado Social/ Law No. 543 on Social Volunteering

Year 2005
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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?


VNR Reporting

Nicaragua Primer Informe Nacional Voluntario

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 84

The Government began the National Reforestation Crusade in 2007. Between 2015 and 2019, it reforested a total of 104,369 hectares, with the active participation of 2,461,177 volunteers, including primary and secondary pupils, university students, farmers, indigenous and Afro-descendant communities and forest producers. This has helped increase forest cover and the sequestration of greenhouse gases.

Paragraph 2, page 85

In 2020, the Government promoted reducing forest fires to help protect and conserve forests. Equipment was provided to 160 volunteer community brigades, made up of 1,750 community brigade members, and 11,761 days of house-to-house visits were carried out to raise awareness of preventing forest and agricultural fires, involving 58,948 people (35,833 men and 23,115 women).

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