2.7 Social inclusion through volunteering
General support to young volunteers is defined by the 2007 Law on Youth Voluntary Service. It includes different measures to mitigate the expenses of participants and thereby reduces barriers to participation and thus contributes to social inclusion of vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. As stated in the law, the state contributes to the costs of travel, training, supervision, insurance, accommodation, subsistence and pocket money.
Furthermore, the State bears the costs for social security contributions of volunteers in accordance with the provisions of the Social Insurance Code. Volunteers continue to receive family allowances until they reach the age of twenty-seven.
The financial aid for volunteers from low-income households, introduced by the 2018 Grand-Ducal regulation, is another measure targeting disadvantaged young people.