Volunteer Scotland has made their new report, “Who Contributes The Most To Volunteering In Scotland?”, available online.
The report is based on their analysis of the Scottish Household Survey 2018 data for formal and informal volunteering, and aims to provide new evidence on “volunteering intensity” across key variables such as gender, age, deprivation, income, education and health.
Some of report’s key findings include:
- men contribute more hours volunteering formally than women, but fewer hours informally
- the oldest age group (people aged 75 years old and over) contribute more hours volunteering formally than any other age group
- volunteers living in the 20% most deprived areas of Scotland contribute more informal volunteer hours compared to any of the other quintiles – and a similar number of hours for formal volunteering
- those looking after the family or home, volunteer informally an average of over 22 hours per volunteer every 4 weeks – by far the highest of any employment status category
- people educated to Standard Grade level volunteer more hours compared to those educated to higher levels – for both formal and informal volunteering
- volunteers with long-term health conditions volunteer more hours compared to those without a long-term health condition – for both formal and informal volunteering
To view or download the full report, or the report summary, please visit the Volunteer Scotland website.