Volunteering down in charity shops

The number of volunteers in charity shops has fallen by around 6 per cent, according to data from this year’s Charity Shops Survey.

The survey, published by Charity Finance and Fundraising magazines, and sponsored by the Charity Retail Association, collected data from 75 charities which between them have around 137,000 volunteers in their shops.

When comparing shops which completed both this year’s and last year’s survey, the survey found a drop of around 9,000 volunteers.

Total hours volunteered in shops also fell, for the second successive year, to 125 hours per shop per week, compared to 133 hours per week per shop in 2014.

This is still higher than the historical level of around 103 to 105 hours observed in the first decade of the new millennium.

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Article By Civil Society