Volunteering in Scottish Borders

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

30% of adults living in the Scottish Borders, around 28,500 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 Scottish Borders contributed:


of help


to the local economy


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