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2. Voluntary Activities

Last update: 28 October 2020

In Sweden, volunteering generally takes place in a civil society organisation. Volunteering is thus not necesserily associated with voluntary social work. Voluntary activities have traditionally been –  and still are – to a great deal directed at the internal, democratic and political life of the civil society, or have at least been performed within the framework of an organisation. Sports associations collect by far the largest share of youth voluntary workers within the Swedish civil society.