There are 109 million of us!

According to the data of “State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018: The Thread that Binds” we are part of the 109 million community of volunteers in the world!

The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2018: The Thread that Binds created the research which included five continents in order to understand and present the numbers and conditions of volunteering. The aims of this report help the governments and organizations to maximize the contribution of volunteerism in the future.

“More than one billion people volunteer globally. Considering the hours they contribute, this is equivalent to over 109 million full-time workers. This global volunteer workforce, or “Volunteeria” as the report calls it, exceeds the number of people employed in six of the 10 most populous countries worldwide. The vast majority of volunteer work happens informally, with 70 per cent of all people who volunteer working directly to help people in their communities, while the remaining 30 per cent volunteer through formal organizations. Women represent 57 per cent of all volunteers”*