Volunteering rates are declining, but you could be helping out and not know it

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A recent ABS survey found that volunteering rates dropped for the first time, decreasing from 36 per cent in 2010 to 31 per cent in 2014. Volunteering in Australia is mostly the domain of those with time and money to spare. So when time and money become more scarce, our organisations feel the pinch. Volunteering levels were highest amongst 15-17-year-olds, at 42 per cent, but Professor Walsh believes the real figure is likely to be larger because of lack of self-reporting and the measures used.

Period11 Sep 2019

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  • TitleVolunteering rates are declining, but you could be helping out and not know it
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Life
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/09/19
    DescriptionA recent ABS survey found that volunteering rates dropped for the first time, decreasing from 36 per cent in 2010 to 31 per cent in 2014.

    Volunteering in Australia is mostly the domain of those with time and money to spare. So when time and money become more scarce, our organisations feel the pinch.

    Volunteering levels were highest amongst 15-17-year-olds, at 42 per cent, but Professor Walsh believes the real figure is likely to be larger because of lack of self-reporting and the measures used.
    Producer/AuthorSiobhan Hegarty
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/life/you-could-be-volunteering-without-realising-it/11491462
    PersonsLucas Walsh

Keywords

  • Youth volunteering