2. Voluntary Activities
This chapter summarizes the situation of youth volunteering in the Republic of Serbia. Volunteering is regulated by the Law on Volunteering which defines volunteering as an organized and voluntary provision of services for the general interest and benefit, without any compensation or other material gain.
The Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs is responsible for overall regulation, promotion and support of volunteering regardless of age, while the Ministry of Youth and Sport is involved in defining policies and measures on youth volunteering. Other actors mentioned later in this chapter participate in different levels of policy-making from counselling, preparing drafts and conducting studies, to implementing volunteering programmes and promoting volunteering at state level.