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Community Life survey figures for 2014-15 show unchanged rates of formal volunteering

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Today saw the release of the latest figures from the Community Life survey for 2014-15. During this time:

  • 42% of people questioned reported volunteering formally (ie through a group, club or organisation) at least once in the previous year.
  • 27% said they took part at least once a month (‘regular volunteers’).

There has been no significant change from last year’s Community Life survey results (for the period August 2013 to April 2014) which were 41% and 27% respectively.

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.

Find out more in our volunteering stats pages.

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