As part of the Volunteering Strategy for Northern Ireland, the Department for Communities (DfC) commissioned a project to monitor volunteering levels throughout Northern Ireland.
Here are a few of the main findings:
Just over a quarter (27%) of adults in Northern Ireland indicated that they had carried out voluntary work within the past year.
Of those who had volunteered in the previous year, 37% had helped in a church or religious organisations, 36% had carried out a fundraising activity and 26% of respondents indicated that they had worked with young people.
More than four fifths of respondents (85%) stated that their efforts are recognised/appreciated by the organisation for which they volunteer
The top three reasons for not volunteering were: 'I don't have the time' (36%), 'I have work commitments' (32%) and 'I have to look after children/the home' (24%).
Want to find out more? The full publication is available on the DfC website, please click here
Or maybe you are wanting to find a volunteer opportunity, please give us a call at the volunteer centre on 71 271 017. We'd love to hear from you.