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Community Life survey figures for 2013-14 show declining rates of volunteering

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. 

Read the full post by Nick Ockenden on the NCVO blog

 

Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Conference

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

Find out more, including how to book.

 

New article sheds light on volunteering in specialist palliative care

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. 

Read more: New article sheds light on volunteering in specialist palliative care

   

New research on micro-volunteering published

14 November 2013

This research by IVR found that micro-volunteering is not new in itself, but is changing.

Read more: New research on micro-volunteering published

 

Community Life survey figures show rise in rates of volunteering

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.

Read more: Community Life survey figures show rise in rates of volunteering

   

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