One quarter (24%) of City of London residents were found to participate in regular volunteering in the 2008 survey described previously. 3

In Hackney, approximately one in five residents (22%) volunteer on a regular basis and most of those who do not volunteer (75%) said they had considered doing so. 4 The most common reason given for not being involved in volunteering is not having enough time; this is largely due to work commitments or responsibilities at home. Other barriers reported include perceptions about the value of volunteering, limited awareness of opportunities, and practical constraints such as lack of support or training.

References

  1. Communities and Local Government, “The Place Survey,” 2008. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120919132719/http:/www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/placesurvey2008update. [Accessed December 2016].
  2. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  3. Communities and Local Government, “The Place Survey,” 2008. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120919132719/http:/www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/placesurvey2008update. [Accessed December 2016].
  4. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.