Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2022)
Population (UNFPA, 2023)
8.8 milion
Total number of volunteers (ILO, 2020)
Direct volunteering (ILO, 2020)
Organization-based (ILO, 2020)

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 https://ilostat.ilo.org/topics/volunteer-work/

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

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?

No data

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

Switzerland’s initial steps towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 16

8 Social cohesion and gender equality (SDGs 5, 10, and 16) • All sections of the population are able to participate in the life of society. Honorary positions and volunteer work are recognised and supported as pillars of our society.

No mention

Switzerland implements the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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No mention No mention

Voluntary National Review of Switzerland 2022

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Paragraph 1, page 5

The collective and individual engagement of civil society, with the hard work of many volunteers for example, is a further important factor.

No mention
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