Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2022)
37.7 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2016)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2016)
Organization-based (ILO, 2016)

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

Measurement work

Data source

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
    • Other
  • 2014
    • Other
  • 2015
    • Social Survey
  • 2016
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


Law on Public Benefit Activity and Volunteerism

Year 2003
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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?

Act of law of April 24th 2003 on Public Benefit and Volunteer Work - Consolidated text, last amended on 22 January 2010

2010 View source

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


VNR Reporting

Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Poland

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 40

Under the Strategy, a number of directions of activities to be implemented by 2030 have been planned, which will include in particular shaping pro-social attitudes, including by creating conditions for volunteers, associations and other organisations to operate at school.

Paragraph 2, page 79

Committee for Public Benefit - has become a government administration body competent in matters of public benefit and volunteerism, including programming, coordinating and organising cooperation between public administration bodies and entities operating in the sphere of public benefit.

Paragraph 3, page 82

In addition to multilateral development assistance, Poland also participates in bilateral cooperation. These are projects implemented by government administration bodies and their subordinates, through non-governmental organisations, local government units, public universities, research institutes, the Polish Academy of Sciences and its organisational units under the open tendering procedure Polish Development Assistance, Humanitarian Aid in the Middle East and Ukraine, Global Education, Polish Aid Volunteering 2018,

No mention
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