World Giving Index 2014 - volunteering time

Welcome to the 2014 edition of the World Giving Index, which looks at charitable behaviour across the world, involving 135 countries. The survey looks at people’s giving behaviour in a typical month, as defined by three actions: donating moneyvolunteering time and helping a stranger.

In this year’s report, volunteering time has seen an increase in the rate of participation to a five year high, so that now a billion people give up their time to help others. More highlights from this year’s report are;

  • Developing economies have shown the greatest increase in the participation rate for volunteering time
  • Men are more likely than women to volunteer
  • All age groups showed an increase in the propensity to volunteer

Find out more

To find more analysis of World Giving Index data, read articles about issues in global philanthropy and learn about our Future World Giving project, visit the Future World Giving website.


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