Sandra White MSP for Glasgow Kelvin has welcomed recent research from Volunteer Scotland  which highlights striking findings on youth volunteering in Scotland:

Findings show that more than half of young people volunteered in the last year, compared to only 27% of adults, and that a further 21% would like to in the future – a figure reflected across deprived and least deprived areas.

Volunteering participation by those young people with a physical or mental health condition is greater than young people generally (61%), however research highlighted areas for development with less volunteering occurring in 2016 by boys and in urban post-school environments.

Commenting on the findings, Sandra White MSP said: “This research highlights Scotland’s fantastic youth development and volunteering achievements; with more than half of young people undertaking volunteering which will benefit them and their communities.”

“I would like to welcome Volunteering Scotland’s efforts on this important cause and encourage all in Glasgow Kelvin to take up this volunteering call!”

Details of Volunteering Research can be found at: http://www.volunteerscotland.net/policy-and-research/research/young-people-and-volunteering-in-scotland-2016/

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