The annual statistical research report on volunteering in Northern Ireland, issued by the NI government, has been published. The main themes include levels of volunteering, support for volunteers and reasons for not undertaking volunteering roles.
Some key facts:
- Just under a third of respondents indicated that they had carried out voluntary work within the past year.
- Around two fifths who had volunteered in the previous year indicated that a police or Access NI check was carried out.
- 43% had carried out a fundraising activity, 33% had volunteered for a church or religious organisation and 32% of respondents indicated that they had organised or helped to run a community event.
The research report has been published annually since 2014 by the Analytical Services Unit of the Department for Social Development, and primary data is derived from a series of questions that were included within the Northern Ireland Omnibus survey.
Official news item. or go direct to the publication page for ‘Volunteering in Northern Ireland Research Report 2016‘.