Volunteering overview

Highlights 11.9 million people formally volunteered once a month in 2016/17. Levels of formal volunteering in 2016/17 stood at 37% for irregular volunteering and 22% for regular volunteering. For informal volunteering, 52% were volunteering irregularly and 27% of people volunteering regularly in 2016/17. It is very difficult to judge whether these levels have changed over […]

Volunteer Profiles

Highlights People aged 26-34 years old are the least likely to formally volunteer with only 15% volunteering once a month versus 22% overall. Women are slightly more likely to take part in any form of volunteering but informal volunteering in particular. People from higher socio-economic background and well-educated backgrounds are more likely to volunteer. Volunteering […]