Volunteering in Orkney

Summary of the latest statistics from the Scottish Household Survey (2016)

35% of adults living in Orkney, around 6,500 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Above the national average of 27%. 

Adults, Base: All = 230. Female = 130. Male = 100.

In 2016, formal volunteers living in Orkney contributed:


of help


to the local economy

Note: Numbers have been rounded to the nearest half a million (500,000).