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2. Voluntary Activities

2.6 Quality assurance

Last update: 23 March 2024

Host organisations are responsible for establishing monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to assure the quality of volunteering programmes and activities for young people, and their functioning.

The Labour Inspection is the public authority monitoring volunteering. It is focused on the compliance of working conditions and on the simulation of labour contracts as volunteering contracts.

There is no mechanism in place for collecting young volunteers' feedback on their experiences. As a result of the lack of the QA mechanism, no outcomes are published on the youth volunteering in general, the social inclusion of volunteering programmes, in terms of fostering inclusiveness, diversity and accessibility. Central authorities do not monitor the degree of social inclusion of volunteering programmes at local level - where these programmes exist - or of programmes implemented by private organisations.

There is no mechanism in place for quality assurance of volunteering programmes abroad except for the ones of the European Solidarity Corps.