WIN, the world’s leading association in market research and polling, has today published Part 6 of the 2018 WIN World Survey (WWS) exploring the views and beliefs of 31,890 people from 41 countries across the globe. This survey reveals that more than one in four people around the world have devoted time to a not-for-profit organization without receiving any wages in the last 12 months.


  • 5% of all people surveyed have volunteered in the last 12 months
  • Males and females volunteer at the same level
  • The highest prevalence of volunteering is amongst the 18-24 years age group (33%) and the over 65 years (29%)
  • Those who completed a higher level of education volunteer very highly (42%) whilst those with a primary education volunteer at a lower 18%
  • Working status also has an influence on the prevalence of volunteering. Highest prevalence is amongst students (36%) and lowest amongst housewives (18%)
  • People from Africa (40%) volunteer at a higher rate than people from MENA region (21%)
  • The countries with the highest rate of volunteering are Paraguay (57%) and China (57%) whilst the countries with the lowest rate of volunteering are South Korea (6%) and Italy (7%)

Read more about the Voluntary Work survey here: WWS_2018_Voluntary Work_PR

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