Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
32.9 million
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2017)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2017)
No data
Organization-based (ILO, 2017)
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


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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    • Labour Force Survey
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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


LEY Nº 28238 del Voluntariado / Law No. 28238 on Volunteering

Year 2017
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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?


VNR Reporting

Informe Nacional Voluntario

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No mention

Informe Nacional: Perú a mayo 2020

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Paragraph 1, page 68

In the event of a large earthquake in the Pacific Ocean area, hospital infrastructure would not suffer complete failure or collapse but there would be, in some cases, slight to moderate structural damage and slight to moderate-severe non-structural damage. The following actions are recommended: Request the presence of specialists (contracted and/or volunteers) in structural engineering and systems to check the condition of the building (structural security and systems). 

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