Volunteering in Glasgow

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

20% of adults in Glasgow City, an estimated 102,000 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Below the national average of 27%.

Adults, Base: All = 810. Female = 440. Male = 370.

Margin of error = +/- 2.75 percent (%) at the 95% Confidence Level.

In 2014, formal volunteers living in Glasgow City contributed:


of help


£149.5 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).