Human Development Index Ranking (UNDP, 2020)
Population ( UNFPA, 2021)
3.5 milion

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/

No data

Measurement work

Data source

  • 2007
    • Time Use Survey
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
    • Time Use Survey
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022

Laws, Policies, Schemes on Volunteering

Does the country have a piece of legislation on volunteering?


Ley No. 17.885 Voluntariado Social / Law. No. 17.885 on Social Volunteering

Year 2005
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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?

Programa de Voluntariado y prácticas solidarias / Volunteering programme

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


VNR Reporting

Informe Nacional Voluntario

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No mention

Informe Nacional Voluntario

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No mention


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Reporting positive contribution of volunteering to the SDGs

Paragraph 1, page 48

Our guiding principle is subsidiarity, which implies that public intervention is more responsive and efficient when performed by the actors closest to the stakeholders. This implies a strong commitment to decentralization, delegation, partnership between public actors (e.g. between municipalities) and cooperation with voluntary organizations.

Paragraph 2, page 498

Supplementary indicator 16.7.2: Percentage of participation of young people (12–29 years of age) in different activities, for 2018 [...] Charitable or voluntary organizations: Men 31.04. Women 33.40.

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