Saudi Arabia
Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2022)
35.8 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2018)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2018)
Organization-based (ILO, 2018)

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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Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


Legislation on new voluntary work system (approved by the council of Ministers on January 21)

Year 2020
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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?

Policy on the Institutionalization of Voluntary Work

2017 View source

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


VNR Reporting

Sustainable Development Goals. First Voluntary National Review of Saudi Arabia

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 57

Volunteering in education: This program aims at developing an educated generation who take the lead in volunteerism with active involvement in advancing the society and serving the nation. The program also aims at promoting respect of volunteerism, developing a sense of social responsibility and active interaction among students.

Paragraph 2, page 86

In addition, MLSD launched a national volunteering platform to promote awareness of the importance of volunteering It is the objective of MLSD to increase the number of volunteers to 300,000 By 2020. The following graph shows the number of volunteers by field and economic value. Number of volunteers in 2017 in the Kingdom: 55,832 volunteers. Economic value of volunteering: 45,558,912 SAR, USD 12.15 million. Volunteering fields: Health, relief and rescue, organization, sports, social, arts and heritage, technical, media, management, training and education, psychologica, legal, financial.

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