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How many people volunteer in public services?

There is varied, and limited, data on this topic with no overall figure available. Furthermore, current figures often underestimate the scale of involvement. However, there are several pieces of useful research which can shed light on this question and help us build up a picture.

Data maintained by organisations working in areas of public services and from surveys gives us an idea of the number of volunteers involved in different fields.

For more information read the blog Volunteers who deliver by Matthew Hill for an analysis of what we know about the numbers of people who volunteer within the country's public services. If you are aware of any more up-to-date figures, or those in different areas of public services, please let us know on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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