Little change in volunteering rates in England

The latest results from the government’s Community Life Survey update the most reliable data available on rates of volunteering in England. It showed no significant change over the previous year, with 41% of people reporting volunteering formally (through a group, club, or organisation) at least once a year. Over a quarter did so at least once a month.

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Wales as a volunteering nation

Welsh sector body WCVA has published its latest research into volunteering in Wales, and finds that over two thirds of adults give their time to help others.

Based on two omnibus household surveys of adults in Wales carried out in March 2014 and March 2015 by Beaufort Research for WCVA, the results show big differences between the counties of Wales. Interestingly, Welsh speakers were significantly more likely to volunteer than non-Welsh speakers – 44.6% compared to 34.1%.

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Sector networks, animated facts, social media

Some research items on voluntary sector networks, social media use and animated sector stats.

Learning from regional network G:Up

New from Third Sector Research Centre is ‘The Story of G:Up; a regional third sector network’. The working paper provides a critical reflection on the story of G:Up, a regional infrastructure network which aimed to support voluntary organisations working with children and young people in the West Midlands, which was funded from 2003 to 2012.

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