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What organisations involve the most volunteers?

This is an evolving list we’ve compiled of some of the organisations in the UK that involve the greatest number of volunteers – in this case at least 20,000. It’s not an exhaustive list or an official chart and the figures have not been independently verified, so if you’re aware of others please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . It is also only the total number of volunteers that organisation has on their records, and doesn’t take into account how frequently or intensively those volunteers get involved.

  1. Football Association – 400,000 (UK), through various club roles, such as welfare officers, club secretaries and treasurers
  2. Amnesty International UK – 396,000 (UK) activists
  3. Scouts – 115,000 (UK)
  4. Girlguiding – 100,000 (UK)
  5. Age UK – 75,000 (UK)
  6. National Trust – 62,000 (England and Wales)
  7. The Wildlife Trusts – 43,000 (UK)
  8. British Trust for Ornithology – 40,000 (UK)
  9. Cancer Research UK – 40,000 (UK), of which 17,500 are involved in shops and 12,500 through events
  10. Royal Voluntary Service – 35,000 (UK)
  11. British Red Cross – 32,500 (UK)
  12. RNLI – 31,500 (UK and Ireland), of which 4,600 are crew members
  13. Volunteering Matters – 30,000 (UK)
  14. Rambler’s Association – 25,000
  15. Citizens Advice – 23,000 (UK)
  16. Oxfam UK 22,000 (UK)
  17. Samaritans – 21,000 (UK and Ireland)
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