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Lithuania

2. Voluntary Activities

Volunteering in Lithuania does not have particularly deep traditions. The concept of volunteering as an activity has been established in Lithuanian society only recently. Although historical experience and the economic situation for volunteering in Lithuania have not created a particularly friendly environment, one can nevertheless notice an increasing number of Lithuanians being interested in and getting involved in volunteering activities. According to data collected in 2011, 34% of the population stated that they had participated or were currently participating in volunteering activities. Volunteering activities are most developed in the largest cities of Lithuania. Most of the organizations involved in volunteering are in the social work and health care sectors and mostly young people take part in volunteering, students and school pupils being the most active.