Helping out: a national survey of volunteering and charitable giving

Document type
Low, Natalie; Butt, Sarah; Ellis Paine, Angela
Date of publication
1 September 2007
Volunteering, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Employment
Social welfare
Material type

Download (825KB )

This report details the findings of a national study of volunteering and charitable giving – termed Helping Out – carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in partnership with the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) in 2006/07. The study was carried out on behalf of the Office of the Third Sector in the Cabinet Office. It builds on three earlier National Surveys of Volunteering, conducted in 1981, 1991 and 1997.

Volunteering and charitable giving are both hot topics. Never before has the UK government directed such attention to volunteering, or invested so heavily in initiatives to promote it. Similarly, government in recent years has devoted increasing attention to supporting charitable giving by developing new forms of tax-efficient methods and encouraging employers to support giving among their employees.

More from Social welfare collection

Related to Volunteering

Volunteer Now befriending scheme: volunteer impact assessment report

This report assess the impact of volunteers in a befriending scheme in Northern Ireland. The scheme supports older people mainly in South and East Belfast and Castlereagh who are socially isolated or

Voluntary sector and volunteer workers

This briefing from the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) explores the distinct characteristics of the adult social care voluntary or third sector. This briefing, as in previous briefings,

Quality standards: for volunteer involving organisations working with offenders, ex-offenders and their families

One of a series of five guides designed to support organisations in their day-to-day work with offenders. Targeted at those who involve volunteers, or provide mentoring and befriending services to offenders

Voluntary driving scheme: volunteer impact assessment report

This report assess the impact of volunteers in a community car scheme that provides transport for older people, generally those with mobility difficulties, to and from health appointments. The service

More items related to this subject

Related to NCVO

Britain's biggest charities: key features

Research briefing on super-major charities

Future employment and skills training for disadvantaged groups: a successor to the esf

This paper sets out the importance of ESF provision for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups

Full-time social action review: call for evidence

This discussion paper provides a series of questions on volunteering for young people

Taken on trust: the awareness and effectiveness of charity trustees in england and wales

This report examines the responsibilities of charity trustees in England and Wales

More items related to this publisher