UK volunteering participation

Volunteer Scotland produced a draft report in December 2016 outlining its findings on participation rates for formal volunteering across the UK.

UK Volunteering Participation Rates CoverThis was undertaken as a desk exercise and was forwarded to NCVO, WCVA and Volunteer Now for their review and comment.

This Final Report reflects the helpful feedback we received and puts forward specific conclusions and recommendations for consideration by the UK Volunteering Forum.

The report was welcomed as a helpful contribution to improving our understanding of volunteering participation and its comparability across the four home countries.

In particular, the exercise was deemed worthwhile as it has addressed a long overdue issue – why there are such significant variations in volunteering participation rates across the UK?

Volunteer Scotland would like to thank NCVO, WCVA and Volunteer Now for their contribution to this research.