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How many people regularly volunteer in the UK?

During 2010/11, 39% of adults in England said that they had volunteered formally at least once in the previous 12 months, with 25% volunteering formally at least once a month.[68a]

This equates to 16.6 million people in England volunteering formally at least once a year and 10.6 million people in England volunteering formally once a month. If the survey results were equally valid for the UK adult population as a whole, these estimates would increase to 19.8 million (once a year), and 12.7 million (once a month).

References

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Communities and Local Government (2011) Citizenship Survey: 2010 – 2011 (April 2010 – March 2011), England, (pdf)
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UK Civil Society Almanac 2012 / The Voluntary Sector /Volunteers and workforce /Volunteering

Published: 17-02-2012

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