Scotland's profile of volunteering

Latest findings from the Scottish Household Survey (2016)

Formal volunteering - helping groups and organisations

27% of adults in Scotland - that's over 1.2 million people - have volunteered formally through an organisation or group in the last year. This figure has remained relatively stable for the last 10 years.

Adults Base: All = 9,640 Women = 5,240 Men = 4,400

In 2016, formal volunteers in Scotland contributed:

136.5 MILLION HOURS(a)

of help

£2 BILLION(b)

to the local economy

(a) Numbers have been rounded to the nearest half a million (500,000)
(b) Numbers have been rounded to the nearest million (1,000,000)