Volunteering in Scottish Borders

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

30% of adults living in the Scottish Borders, around 28,500 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Slightly above the national average of 27%.

Adults, Base: All = 220. Female = 110. Male = 100.

Margin of error = +/- 6.06 percent (%) at the 95% Confidence Level.

In 2014, formal volunteers living in Scottish Borders 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).