Introduction. Nowadays, volunteering is a visible phenomenon in all countries, manifesting in varying degrees of development. The pandemic situation which started in 2020, highlighted the fact that regardless of culture, religion or geographical area, people have mobilized and reacted similarly to manage the crisis, realizing the necessity for solidarity and social cohesion. Volunteering is a complex, multidimensional concept, and the activities conducted at individual or organizational level represents a suitable response to environmental, economic, social, educational, cultural, or health challenges in the context of a dynamic and constantly changing society.
Aim of the study. The aim of this research was to discover new meanings of volunteering, taking into consideration the importance, particularity, universality, and the mobilizing values of this activity, which have materialized in the form of a new definition. Volunteering is one of the factors that contributes to the personal development of individuals, by increasing self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as the development of solidarity between generations, stimulation of active citizenship and social change.