What is voluntary work?
What is volunteering?
Nowadays there are more and more risks in life and people who engage in voluntary work ask themselves questions about their protection during their activities, but also about the paths and routes taken in the interest of the organisation. Finally, the question of the status of volunteers is also a question of the recognition of their work.
A volunteer is someone who, of his or her own free will and without remuneration in the monetary sense of the term, undertakes an action in the service of a third party or the community. In addition to the costs incurred in the course of voluntary work, compensation may be paid, provided it is purely symbolic.
There is no status for volunteers in Luxembourg. Nevertheless, as far as social security is concerned, the legislator has taken account, at least in part, of the phenomenon of voluntary work.