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Voluntary work

Everyone has the right to get involved in voluntary work, which means unremunerated work carried out for the benefit of individual people or organisations. Voluntary work can be organised by registered associations, local authorities, the central government, business enterprises or other organisations. 

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How to organise voluntary work

Voluntary work means unremunerated work carried out for the benefit of individual people or organisations.

How to participate in voluntary work

Voluntary work refers to public-interest activities, which do not generally involve any monetary compensation.

Organising and participating in neighbourly work

Neighbourly work refers to helping relatives, friends or neighbours, participating in your housing company activities, or supporting the activities of sports clubs and other such organisations.

Fundraising and lotteries

Organisations operating on the basis of voluntary or neighbourly work may raise funds through their own work or by running lotteries et c.

Taxation of voluntary activities and allowances for related expenses

The taxation of voluntary activities or allowance for expenses is also often determined on a case-by-case basis.

Checklist for organisers of public events

Many public events require advance notification submitted to the competent authorities. Check from the list what is required to organise an event.