the leading social issues. Particular importance is given to the problem of its proper management. This article is devoted to the issues of leisure time as a social work domain. The starting point was an attempt to determine the discussed concept. The main aspects of leisure time and the features of leisure time activity were indicated. Then – referring to the classification of selected authors – the basic functions of leisure time were characterized, including the perspective of social pedagogy (having a rest, playing, self-development). Next, the essence of social work was defined and its essential functions were listed. Finally, the attention was paid to leisure time as an important indicator of social participation and one of the key domains of social work. Here the concept of Pierre Bourdieu’s capital was referred to. In the final part of the study, the educational dimension of social work in the context of leisure time was pointed out.