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2 The Future of Volunteering in Scotland Wednesday 27 th February 2013 Lomond Suite, SECC at The gathering 2013 Presentation put together by Susan Murray, 2012 Clore Social Fellow on behalf of the VRT. The event was also supported by the Scottish Government

3 Volunteering in Scotland - the facts now

4 3 in 10 people provide regular unpaid help to organisations or groups in Scotland

5 This figure has remained static over the last 5 years

6 Overall by Gender….. 33% women volunteered in the last 12 months compared to 27% of men

7 Biggest difference between genders at ages Are men aged missed opportunity?

8 The type of organisations most commonly volunteered for are: schools (23%) other youth/children's organisations (19%) health, disability and social welfare organisations (19%)

9 Younger adults are more likely to volunteer with children + young people and help with sporting activities

10 Older adults are more likely to volunteer with the elderly and for religious organisations.

11 57% of volunteers in Scotland gave less than 6 hours in the previous 4 weeks.

12 A lower proportion of people volunteer from lower income households

13 The most common reasons that people gave for stopping volunteering were due to changes in their circumstances: no longer having time (27%) changing job (12%) moving house (11%) illness (10%)

14 Scotland’s changing – What will this mean for the future?

15 Population increased to 5.25million in % up in 10 years

16 And its predicted to continue rising....

17 Under 16s 6% decrease Age UP 15% Age UP 13% Age 75+ UP 15% But…. the age structure is changing….

18 Pension age will continue to increase…

19 age 67 by just 13 years away….. and likely to continue rising

20 46% of over 55s say they’d like to take part in unpaid work when they retire

21 But 35% say they will be doing regular child-minding for family

22 And more competing pressures for these volunteers …..

23 34% of people aged have a limiting longstanding illness Increasing to 48% for aged 75+

24 Family dynamics are changing… responsibilities continue for longer

25 A third of all carers providing 50+ hours of care a week are aged 65+

26 80% of 18 to 24-year-olds still live at home

27 as do more than 30% of 25 to 34-year-olds

28 But there’s also a massive rise predicted in people living alone

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30 Scotland is changing….

31 Welfare cuts

32 A referendum is coming

33 Public Service reform

34 Social media is changing how people interact

35 What does all this mean for volunteering?

36 Over to you…

37 References [Not part of the presentation ] retire.html retire.html mori.com/offices/scotland/scottishpublicopinionmonitor/keytrends/economicoptimism.aspx mori.com/offices/scotland/scottishpublicopinionmonitor/keytrends/economicoptimism.aspx


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