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Volunteering Statistics

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In 2015, over 14,400 volunteers registered with the national volunteer database, IVOL. These volunteers contributed over 470,000 hours and over €10 million to the economy.


2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Hours 396,395 425,069 465,550 508,735 470,000 470,000
F/T Jobs 218 233 255 278 258 258
Value €8.68 million €9.3 million €10.2 million

€11.1 million

€10 million €10 million

Volunteering hours 2010 to 2015 – through I-VOL and local Volunteers Centres. Calculated based on average industrial wage, according to the CSO this ranged between € 21.36 and €22.20, an average value of €21.92 is used above.

Volunteering in Ireland is inclusive and diverse. Below is a map showing the nationalities of all of our volunteers:


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