Volunteering Facts

NEW! Information sheets about volunteering in Australia

Key facts & statistics about volunteering in Australia

This information sheet provides a ‘snapshot’ of key facts and statistics to assist you with program development, funding applications and advocacy. It includes data on how many people volunteer, who volunteers, where people volunteer, how often people volunteer, why people volunteer, barriers to volunteering, the economic value of volunteering, the social value of volunteering, trends in volunteering and much more.

The source of each fact or statistic is provided as an end note. If you are seeking more detailed or specific data, we suggest you look at the source documents that are listed in our companion information sheet Key sources of information about volunteering (see further information below).

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Key sources of information about volunteering in Australia

This information sheet provides a list of key documents about volunteering, a brief overview of what each document contains, and links to the full text of the documents online. It is not intended to be a comprehensive literature review but rather a ‘quick guide’ to publicly available sources of key information to assist you with program development, funding applications and advocacy.

Download our information sheet here.