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    Centre of Sociological Research

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Analysis of Selected Socio - Economic Aspects of Volunteering in Slovakia

Vol. 9, No 2, 2016

Vincent Soltes


Technical University of Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic



Beata Gavurova


Technical University of Košice, Košice, Slovak Republic


Abstract.Slovakia is a country where volunteering interest lags behind in recognition and development. Reasons of such insufficient development lay in deep system character. Evaluation of Slovak voluntary activities and quantification of analysed issues represent  the principal aims of this study. The National Volunteer Center realized the research, while 95 registered non- governmental organizations out of 300 organizations participated in it. Regional disparities in specific fields of volunteering and also in focus on targeted groups were analytically determined. Most numerous group is formed by irregular volunteers while their activities are mainly related to public, social groups and families with children. Economic, financial, legal, legislative and human resource area represent an issue for volunteering organizations and their development. The research results provide information for social policy creators and the institutions that have links in their processes. However, elimination of insufficient development of the Slovak volunteering requires many new system solutions.


Received: July, 2015

1st Revision: December, 2015

Accepted: March, 2016


DOI: 10.14254/2071- 789X.2016/9-2/13

JEL Classification: L31, L38

Keywords: volunteering, valuing of volunteer work, the benefits of volunteering, volunteering of seniors, volunteering of handicapped..