Appeal

Volunteering is an absolutely vital source of energy for society. To borrow the words of the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, “volunteering is a heritage created by the community that reverberates through the quality of our lives, starting with those people who are most in need or struggle to overcome the obstacles that prevent them from exercising their rights.” Without volunteering, it would have been impossible to face the various emergencies created by the pandemic. Without social networks driven by volunteers and by active citizenry, it would been impossible to make those changes in our civil priorities that are so clearly necessary to ensure we are not found wanting in the face of new social issues and requirements and to guarantee the continued quality of our democracy in a world in which the need for educating to the common good is ever more pressing. Volunteers across a whole host of fields – social assistance, civil protection, culture, leisure time, protecting artistic heritage, amateur sport, scientific research, cooperation initiatives and more – freely donate their time and skills to a community and, more broadly, to the common good. This heritage must be protected and disseminated.  Never before has this awareness become so urgent. This is why were are promoting the international candidacy to have Volunteering recognised by UNESCO as part of humanity’s intangible heritage.

5.528.760

Persone attive nel volontariato dati 2015

+16,2%

rispetto al 2011

rispetto al 2011

6,63 Mln

svolgono attività gratuita a beneficio di altre persone (eccezione larga del termine “volontariato”)

3 Mln

I numeri del volontariato non organizzato

21

Le persone in media per associazione

I settori in cui sono impegnati dati 2015

La mappa del volontariato per regione dati 2015

Quante persone lavorano per le non profit?

1 MLD

la stima delle persone attive nel programma delle Nazioni Unite UN Volunteers, attivo in 130 Paesi

Quante sono le non profit che impiegano volontari e volontarie?

267mila

+9.9% rispetto al 2011

Tasso di partecipazione italiano ed europeo
FONTI: ISTAT, CSVNET
FONDAZIONE VOLONTARIATO
E PARTECIPAZIONE, EUROSTAT

5.528.760

Volunteers in Italy 2015 figures

+16,2%

compared to 2011

compared to 2011

6,63 Mil

do things for free to help others (broad definition of the term “volunteering”)

3 Mil

informal, unorganized volunteers

21

average number of volunteers per association

The sector in which they are active 2015 figures

Map of volunteers by region 2015 figures

How many people work for non-profits?

1 BIL

the estimated number of people working in the UN Volunteers programme, active in 130 countries

How many non-profits have volunteers as staff?

267 thous

+9.9% compared to 2011

European and Italian participation rates
SOURCES: ISTAT, CSVNET
FONDAZIONE VOLONTARIATO
E PARTECIPAZIONE, EUROSTAT