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  • Over 50% of young people in Scotland volunteering

    Created: 07/02/2017

    Volunteering amongst young people has grown to a massive 52%, nearly double the adult figure of 27%, according to a recent report.

    The research by Volunteer Scotland examined volunteering participation and attitudes towards volunteering among young people aged 11-18 years old.

    It found that the number of young volunteers is up from 33% in 2009, which is an encouraging trend.

    Additionally, another 21% of young people surveyed said they would like to volunteer in the future.

    Some of the reasons for the increase in young people volunteering suggested by the report include: encouragement by parents, teachers and friends; the desire to learn new skills; incentives such Saltire Awards and Duke of Edinburgh as well as targeted support from organisations such as Fife Voluntary Action, a third sector interface.

    There are still some areas to be tackled as although the proportion of young people who volunteer in school time in the most deprived areas is the same as the least deprived areas (both 33%) volunteering participation outside school declines dramatically in areas of deprivation.

    Volunteering participation by those young people with a physical or mental health condition is greater than young people generally (61%).

    If you're a young person in Fife or you know a young person who might be interested in volunteering, check out our volunteering opportunities or contact us for a chat about what you'd like to do.

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