39.9% of volunteers volunteer exclusively in
formal settings with volunteer-involving organisations (not-for-profit, government and private organisations).
44.5% of volunteers volunteered both formally and informally. 15.6% of volunteers donated their time exclusively in informal contexts.
Four out of five people volunteer from home or in their local (geographic) community. The initial COVID-19 impact in April-May 2020 saw a 50.2% decline in the volunteering participation rate, from 42.1% (2.3 million) to 21.0% (1.1 million). There was a net decline in volunteering hours of almost two thirds (64.1%) during this period.