Definition: Informal voluntary activities

EU-SILC

"Informal voluntary activities" refers to activities that take place outside an organisational context and tend to be done on an individual basis.

Informal voluntary activities include cooking for others; taking care of people in hospitals/at home; taking people for a walk; shopping, etc. It excludes any activity that a respondent undertakes for his/her household, in his/her work or within voluntary organisations.
Source:
Commission Regulation (EC) No 13/2005 of 6 January 2005 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1177/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning Community statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC) as regards the list of target secondary variables relating to "social participation"
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