Levels of volunteering have remained relatively stable over the last five years, with around three in ten adults providing unpaid help to organisations or groups.
In 2016, 27% of adults provided unpaid help to organisations or groups in the last 12 months.
Stable level of volunteering
The profile of volunteers has also remained relatively stable over time.
Overall, in 2016 as in every other year, more women (29%) than men (26%) volunteered in the last 12 months.
Volunteers are more likely to be:
- from higher socio-economic and income groups
- from rural areas
- from less deprived areas.
Email: Emma McCallum, email@example.com
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House