Volunteering in Dumfries and Galloway

Summary of the latest statistics from the Scottish Household Survey (2015)

23% of adults in Dumfries and Galloway, an estimated 29,000 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Below the national average of 27%.

Adults, Base: All = 230. Female = 140. Male = 90.

Margin of error = +/- 5.44 percent (%) at the 95% Confidence Level.

In 2014, formal volunteers living in Dumfries and Galloway contributed:


of help



to the local economy


Note: Data on the economic value of volunteering is not available for 2015. Numbers have been rounded to the nearest half a million (500,000).