Volunteering in Orkney

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

19% of adults living in Orkney, around 3,500 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Below the national average of 27%. 

Adults, Base: All = 280. Female = 150. Male = 130.

Margin of error = +/- 4.60 percent (%) at the 95% Confidence Level.

In 2014, formal volunteers living in Orkney 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).