The National Council for Volunteering (Denmark)
The National Council for Volunteering (Denmark) was formed at 1st February 2015. The 10 members of the council are appointed by the Minister of Social Affairs and Integration on the basis of their experience of, commitment to and knowledge of how the voluntary sector can be developed and be part of the solution to welfare politics. The members are appointed for the period 1st February 2015 – 31st January 2018. The Council is a Government Institution financed from the Danish Finance Act.
The Council advises the Minister of Social Affairs and Integration and the Danish Parliament (Folketinget) on volunteering in relation to social challenges. The purpose of the Council is to contribute to the public debate on the voluntary sector’s role in the future development of the welfare society, including the sector’s cooperation with the public and private sectors.