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

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
    • Time Use Survey
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
    • Social 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

Voluntary National Review

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No mention No mention

UNSDCF Reporting

United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework Serbia 2021-2025

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Volunteering integrated into the narrative text of the UNSDCF

Paragraph 1, page 35

Develop informal education programmes supporting youth, adults, teachers and older people in life skills development, volunteering, peer support, healthy ageing, digital literacy. intergenerational cooperation, and interculturalism.

Paragraph 2, page 36

The COVID-19 crisis exposed these inequalities, but it also encouraged strong volunteering activity and solidarity between and within communities, and new trading opportunities. Creating opportunities for young generations to strive in a rural setting is critical for Serbia’s future, including by upscaling the existing agricultural economy towards sustainable farming.

Paragraph 3, page 50

In Serbia, the United Nations’ support encompasses the whole country. It reaches out to underdeveloped regions and local levels through extensive connections with local communities and municipalities, civil society organizations, the private sector, women’s groups, youth, volunteer groups, etc.

No mention
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