Volunteering in Edinburgh

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

35% of adults in Edinburgh City, an estimated 148,000 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Above the national average of 27%.

Adults, Base: All = 630. Female = 340. Male = 290.

Margin of error = +/- 3.72 percent (%) at the 95% Confidence Level.

In 2014, formal volunteers living in Edinburgh City contributed:


of help


£238.5 MILLION

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).