Males Volunteer More Than Women?


We’ve found this rather interesting take on the gender difference for volunteers, and we would like to share it with you.

News taken from: The Guardian

According to the findings from “The New Alchemy Report” released by a non-profit consultancy nfpSynergy: In UK, for the first time in 10 years, male volunteers are on the rise at 27% compared to the women volunteers at 26%, demonstrating that men are now twice as likely to volunteer then a decade ago.

Every three months, the Charity Awareness Monitor (CAM) surveys around 1,000 British Adults. With the latest survey up to July 2014, the results show that around 26% of the British public volunteered in a three-month period. Young volunteers also continued to rise from ages 16 to 24 year olds, their number has doubled since 2005.

In 2005, the gap between male and female volunteers narrowed – women were 23% while men around 13%.

CAM research also showed volunteering levels on the rise vary with religious activity patterns. Worshippers volunteers are more than likely to volunteer numbering around 41% versus 19% over the past three years. Volunteers are also more likely to be single.

This rising balance between gender in terms of volunteering is somewhat “mysterious” and is more likely due to the rise of younger male volunteers.

It’s always good to know that the younger generation of this age is now taking the time to volunteer. But it doesn’t mean that it’s too late for the older generation to do the same. No matter what age, race or gender you might be – giving time to help others is the best charity anybody can give.


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