First published in 1996, the UK Civil Society Almanac is essential reading on the state of the voluntary sector. This year, during a time of global crisis and uncertainty, understanding the role the sector plays to support society is more important than ever. Drawing on a range of sources, the Almanac provides a snapshot of what voluntary organisations do, their income and spending, workforce, volunteering and its impact. For a quick overview, read our executive summary.
NCVO compile annual statistics about volunteering and volunteers. Highlights form 2018 data include that 11.9 million people formally volunteered once a month in 2016/17; levels of formal volunteering in 2016/17 stood at 37% for irregular volunteering and 22% for regular volunteering. Fo