Volunteering in Shetland

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

56% of adults in Shetland, an estimated 10,500 people, volunteer formally through an organisation or group. Above the national average of 27%.

Adults, Base: All = 260. Female = 140. Male = 120.

In 20164, formal volunteers living in Shetland contributed:


of help 


to the local economy


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