Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
19.9 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2015)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2015)
Organization-based (ILO, 2015)

Volunteer statistics (ILO)*

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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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    • Time Use Survey
  • 2013
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    • Social Survey
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  • 2024

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


Law on Volunteering 78/2014

Year 2014
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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

Voluntary National Review

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Voluntary National Review 2023

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 51

From 2019 to 2022, the initiative “Clean Waters” of MaiMultVerde  Association reunited town halls, community organisers and local associations, the National Administration “Romanian Waters“ and volunteers for actions to clean the banks and water clarity, shoreline recreation and environmental education 4400 volunteers took part in 82 greening actions on the Danube banks and tributaries, where 334 tons of plastic were collected; equipping 9 sections of the banks of the Danube with separate collection systems, from which 230 tons of plastic were collected, and installing 5 floating barriers on the Cerna, Jiu, Olt, Buzău and Siret rivers, with the help of which 246 tons of plastic were collected. Other 65 community events organised in the riverside localities gathered about 6,000 persons, both inhabitants and tourists, when 15 water filtering system springs were installed in Zimnicea and Cernavodă towns, and 105 thematic film screenings were organised in high schools.

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