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1 Who volunteers?

2 What is volunteering? “any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives”

3 Who volunteers? 1.What percentage of people in the UK volunteer formally (with an organisation)? a.24% b.39% c.65% 2.How much do volunteers contribute to the UK economy? a.£11.6bn b.£17.2bn c.£22.7bn 3.Did the average number of hours spent volunteering increase or decrease between 1997 and 2007? 4.Who volunteers more – men or women? 5.Which age group is most likely to volunteer? a year olds b year olds c year olds

4 Who volunteers? 1.What percentage of people in the UK volunteer formally (with an organisation)? a.24% b.39% c.65%

5 Who volunteers? 1.What percentage of people in the UK volunteer formally – with an organisation? a.24% b.39% c.65%

6 Who volunteers? 2.How much do volunteers contribute to the UK economy? a.£11.6bn b.£17.2bn c.£22.7bn

7 Who volunteers? 2.How much do volunteers contribute to the UK economy? a.£11.6bn b.£17.2bn c.£22.7bn

8 Who volunteers? 3.Did the average number of hours spent volunteering increase or decrease between 1997 and 2007?

9 Who volunteers? 3.Did the average number of hours spent volunteering increase or decrease between 1997 and 2007? by 30%

10 Who volunteers? 4.Who volunteers more – men or women?

11 Who volunteers? 4.Who volunteers more – men or women?

12 Who volunteers? 5.Which age group is most likely to volunteer? a year olds b year olds c year olds

13 Who volunteers? 5.Which age group is most likely to volunteer? a year olds b year olds c year olds

14 Who volunteers? Citizenship Survey Department of Communities and Local Government April 2010-March ,000 adults in England and Wales

15 Who volunteers? Regular = at least once a month Non-regular = at least once in the past year Regular formal25% Non-regular formal39% Regular informal29% Non-regular informal55%

16 Who volunteers? Volunteering in the EU February 2011 “around 22% to 23% of Europeans aged over 15 years are engaged in voluntary activities”

17 Who volunteers? Student volunteers: a national profile by Clare Holdsworth commissioned by the Institute for Volunteering Research 2006 applicants surveyed summer and autumn 2007 full time undergraduates 33,303 respondents

18 Who volunteers? 15.3% volunteered formally highest rates among students studying medicine dentistry social sciences more volunteers at higher ranked institutions higher among some minority groups ethnic minorities disabled carers sex and socio-economic background made little difference working during term time had little impact

19 Who volunteers? Bursting the Bubble: Students, volunteering and the community Institute for Volunteering Research November per cent of students have taken part in formal volunteering since starting university

20 Who volunteers? Is this volunteering? elected student officer course rep sports club or society officer trustee sports coach governor

21 Who volunteers? Any questions? dansumners.co.uk


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