22 July 2014
Today saw the release of the latest figures from the Community Life survey, for 2013-14. During this time:
- 41 per cent of people questioned reported volunteering formally (ie through a group, club or organisation) at least once in the previous year
- 27 per cent said they took part at least once a month (‘regular volunteers’).
These proportions have decreased from last year’s Community Life survey results (for the period August 2012 to April 2013); which were 44% and 29% respectively.
But not all changes in figures are statistically significant – sometimes the changes can be small, which may mean that we cannot say with confidence that it is an actual, statistical change, rather than possible error.
This is the primary UK conference for the voluntary sector and volunteering research community.
The conference brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers with a shared interest in the voluntary sector and volunteering. In 2014, NCVO, VSSN and IVR will again be working in partnership to organise the event. This year we are delighted to welcome Julia Unwin, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, as our keynote speaker.
|Date:||10-11 September 2014|
|Location:||Sheffield Hallam University, UK|
31 January 2014
Our study, undertaken with the International Observatory on End of Life Care and UCL, exploring volunteering in palliative care features in a new article in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.
14 November 2013
This research by IVR found that micro-volunteering is not new in itself, but is changing.
Find out how many people volunteer with the latest survey figures.
The survey results for volunteering covering 2012-13 show a significant increase on that for 2011-12.
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