Republic of Moldova
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
3.4 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2015)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2015)
No data
Organization-based (ILO, 2015)
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

Data source

  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
    • Time Use Survey
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2024

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

Law on Volunteering
Year 2010
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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

Republic of Moldova Voluntary National Review Progress Report 2020

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 31

In 2018, Radita volunteered with a UNDP voter education campaign ahead of the February 2019 parliamentary elections. More than 11,000 Roma people of all ages took part, including 6,350 women and girls.

Paragraph 2, page 144

The Government’s dialogue with CSOs was developed based on three priorities set out in the Civil Society Development Strategy (CSDS) 2018-2020: (i) active involvement of civil society in strengthening the regulatory framework on civil society participation in the development and monitoring of the implementation of public policies, (ii) promoting and strengthening the financial sustainability of CSOs, and (iii) developing active civic spirit and volunteering. [...] Thus, between 2018-2020: i) the capacities of the public authorities and CSOs were increased for developing and monitoring implementation of public policies, and encouraging CSO participation in the decision-making process,;ii) the concepts of consultation of the elderly at the local level and of community mobilizer at the level of the volunteer programme for the elderly, which provides for strategies of involving the elderly in volunteer activities, were developed;[...] xvi) the public consultations regarding the adjustment of the legal framework in the field of volunteering and taking the necessary measures to establish the National Volunteer Center with the status of a public institution, so that it becomes functional on 01.01.2021, were launched; xvii) the sample annual report for volunteering activity, which contains provisions regarding the structure of the statistical data collection form, was approved; xviii) 31 host institutions of the volunteer activity were accredited and 953 volunteer cards were issued; xix) the online form for collection of statistical data on formal volunteering for 2019 was applied; [...].

Paragraph 3, page 156

As part of an action launched by UNFPA in the Republic of Moldova in partnership with MHLSP, 300 women and men over the age of 65 received packages with hygiene products and essential foods on the eve of the Easter holidays, as well as information materials on protection measures against COVID-19 (2.2. Malnutrition).These people also received emotional support from 15 young volunteers from youth centres and the National Youth Council Network. The 15 young volunteers communicated with older people over the phone to inform them about the protection measures against COVID-19 and to provide emotional support during the period of social isolation.

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