ILO Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work

Room Document prepared for the 18th International Conference of Labour Statisticians to Accompany Chapter 5 of Report I, General Report to the ICLS

Conference paper | Geneva, Switzerland | 18 November 2008
This Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work is intended to guide countries in generating systematic and comparable data on volunteer work via regular supplements to labour force surveys. The objective is to improve and make available data on a significant form of work that is growing in importance but that is often ignored or rarely captured in traditional economic statistics. Doing so will help to fulfill the mandate set forth in a resolution by the UN General Assembly to "enhance the knowledge base" about volunteer work and to "establish the economic value of volunteering."