Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2019)
Population ( UNFPA, 2019)
46.4 million
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2015)
No data
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
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2010
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2011
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2012
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2013
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2014
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2015
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2016
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2017
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2018
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2019
    • Labour Force Survey
  • 2020
  • 2021

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


Ley 45/2015, de 14 de octubre, de Voluntariado / Law no. 45/2015 on Volunteering

Year 2015
View source

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?

No data

VNR Reporting

Voluntary National Review

View source

Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 19

In an outstanding exercise of shared construction, on 9 April the Congress of Deputies hosted the most important event in this process, organized by thirteen networks and platforms, three nationwide trade unions, twenty-five civil society organizations and four university research institutes and study centres. Noteworthy among these organizations is the Third-Sector Platform, which includes Spain’s Volunteering Platform, the European Anti-Poverty Network in Spain, the Social Action NGO Platform, the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities, the Coordination Body for Non-Governmental Development Organizations, (NGDOs), the Platform for Children, the Spanish Red Cross, Caritas, and Spain’s National Organization of the Blind (ONCE).

Paragraph 2, page 26

For example, the Platform of the Third Sector is composed of 20 organizations and represents about 30,000 entities, of which 645,000 workers and 1,300,000 volunteers form part.

Paragraph 3, page 165

Measures implemented by the Community of Madrid: Volunteering Strategy of the Community of Madrid (2017-2021)

Got something to add?