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  • Impact of COVID-19 on volunteering participation in Scotland

    Created: 22/07/2020

    Volunteer Scotland has produced new research which shows how the pandemic has transformed the way people are volunteering.

    Three quarters of adults (74%) said they had been involved in either formal or informal volunteering between March and June. The survey, carried out by Ipsos-Mori, showed informal volunteering has been by far the most popular form of support during COVID-19, with 35% of people helping family, friends or the wider community.

    The top three volunteering activities from March to June 2020 were:

    • 68% of volunteers – befriending or keeping in touch with someone who is at risk of being lonely;
    • 57% of volunteers – doing food shopping; and
    • 30% of volunteers – helping with household chores such as cleaning and gardening.

    The data showed that many Scots expect to continue their activities after the pandemic comes to an end. Total volunteering is expected to increase from 48% to 59%, with formal volunteering up from 26% to 37% and informal volunteering expected to increase from 36% to 47%.

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