Youth Drive Rise in Volunteering

According to the latest World Giving Index report,
it is young people who are driving the world-wide increase in volunteering.


The report produced by the Charities Aid Foundation using Gallup World Poll data collected annually since 2005/6, found that in the last year, the biggest
increase in volunteering has occurred among the 15-24 age group. Furthermore this age group is now the second most likely to volunteer, only a fraction behind the 35-49 age group.

While this is encouraging news, don’t expect hoards of young volunteers to come knocking on your charity’s door. Just as you need specific strategies to attract younger donors, you will need to vary your approach to volunteering in order to encourage young people to participate.

If you are looking to attract volunteers in their teens and early 20’s, you will need to consider both how you structure and how you market your volunteer program. Young people are primarily looking for volunteer opportunities that are…


May 12-18 is National Volunteer Week in Australia and the perfect time to review your volunteer program or consider establishing one. OKP have extensive experience in the development and revisalisation of volunteer programs, as well as the recruitment, training and management of volunteers. So if you need some help or direction, please call us on 1300 721 199 or email

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