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Volunteering in Northern Ireland

The reports are based on research commissioned by the Department’s Voluntary and Community Unit (VCU) and carried out by ASU to collect information to estimate volunteering levels throughout N.I.

The primary data source used to gather this information was the Northern Ireland Omnibus Survey. The reports present the findings of the research.

Definition of Volunteering

Respondents were asked to consider the following definition of volunteering in their responses:

  • Volunteering is defined as “the commitment of time and energy, for the benefit of society and the community, the environment, or individuals outside (or in addition to) one’s immediate family. It is unpaid and undertaken freely and by choice.

Respondents were advised that their replies should only refer only to unpaid work or activities.

Data and Resources

Dataset Info

These fields are compatible with DCAT, an RDF vocabulary designed to facilitate interoperability between data catalogs published on the Web.
FieldValue
Publisher
Author
DSD Analytical Service Unit (ASU)
Modified Date
2017-09-04
Release Date
2015-07-03
Frequency
Annually
Identifier
8d830d8b-1d74-42c6-9725-becbd2911f97
Licence
Open Definition
Topic
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Area (WKT)
POLYGON ((-8.16926 55.4436, -5.08667 55.4436, -5.08667 53.8702, -8.16926 53.8702, -8.16926 55.4436))
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
Northern Ireland
Temporal Coverage
01/01/2013
Contact Name
DSD Voluntary and Community Unit (VCU)
Contact Email