The indicator aims to create a culture in which individuals are able to contribute to their communities by volunteering. High levels of volunteering are one sign of strong, active communities. Volunteers are vital in supporting the range of activity undertaken by third sector organisations and within the public services.
Source: Communities and Local Government (CLG)
Publisher: DCLG Floor Targets Interactive
Geographies: Local Authority District (LAD), County/Unitary Authority, Government Office Region (GOR), National
Geographic coverage: England
Time coverage: 2008
Type of data: Survey
Notes: Regular volunteering is defined as taking part in formal volunteering at least once a month in the 12 months before the interview. Formal volunteering is defined as giving unpaid help through groups, clubs or organisations which support social, environmental, cultural or sporting objectives.