New figures from the consultancy nfpSynergy show more and more young people are volunteering their time.
Over the past 13 years, participation rates have risen from 15% to 29% in August this year. 16 – 34 year-olds are now more likely to give their time than any other age group.
The benefits of volunteering are clear. Not only does it allow young people to develop new skills and experience, and network with more people, it also has a palpable effect on local and global communities.
What the figures also show is an evident commitment amongst young people to give back to their communities and to contribute to positive change in the world.