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Microvolunteering Statistics

Nonprofits and individuals are increasingly engaging in microvolunteering actions to the extent that certain trends can be gleaned from the statistical data that’s been amassed over the years. If you love stats, then this is the page for you!
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Demographics of Microvolunteers

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The demographics below have been obtained from a variety of sources, both internal and external to Help From Home. The description about the source of each of the statistics are admittedly very brief, so more information from the figures pertaining to the Help From Home stats can be provided on request.

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Microvolunteers By Gender

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1044 responses to HFH adverts to microvolunteer on Volunteer Centre websites.
August, 2010 to Sept, 2015

3592 participants to an IVR survey on microvolunteering via smartphones.
June, 2012

71 responses to two HFH surveys on the modus operandi of microvolunteers.
2011 + 2014


91 responses to 28 micro tasks posed on the Skills For Change platform by HFH
March, 2013 to July, 2015

131 signups to HFH’s work based Skills 4 You microvolunteering scheme
April, 2013 to Dec, 2015

238 responses to a survey conducted by HFH on microvolunteers.
July, 2015 to July 2016


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Microvolunteers By Age

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42 responses to a HFH survey on the modus operandi of microvolunteers.
July, 2011 to December, 2011

3592 participants to an IVR survey on microvolunteering via smartphones.
June, 2012

131 signups to HFH’s work based Skills 4 You microvolunteering scheme
April, 2013 to Dec, 2015


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238 participants to a survey conducted by HFH on microvolunteers.
June, 2015 to June, 2016

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Evidence of Impact

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There’s plenty of evidence to demonstrate that microvolunteering initiatives are achieving impact, either through the amount of money raised, items donated, craftwork created, or collective hours spent to achieve a certain goal. We’ve been documenting the evidence on and off since 2011.

Evidence of Impact 2011
Evidence of Impact 2012
Evidence of Impact 2012
Evidence of Impact 2012


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Microvolunteering Day

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Microvolunteering Day is held every year on April 15th, and has been running since 2014. It’s a day for nonprofits and individuals alike to participate and promote the concept of microvolunteering. The following statistics chart its’ reach over the years.

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Which Countries?

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Microvolunteering Day is promoted by various different organisations / people from around the world. The maps below show where they come from. Just click on a map to enlarge it.

2014
Microvolunteering Day 2014
2015
Microvolunteering Day 2015
2016
Microvolunteering Day 2016


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Which Media?

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Microvolunteering Day is promoted through various different media formats. The graphs below compare the number of ‘mentions’ that we became aware of. Just click on a graph to enlarge it.

Twitter
Microvolunteering Day 2014
Facebook
Microvolunteering Day 2015
Instagram
Microvolunteering Day 2015


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Who Promoted?

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Many organisations and individuals alike promote Microvolunteering Day on Twitter (by far the most used social media format). The pie charts below provides the comparisons.

2014
2015
2016


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Microvolunteering Events

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From student unions to volunteer centres, we’ve collated the details of the microvolunteering events these organisations have held. But where and how many organisations are arranging these events?

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Organisation Types

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The following percentage of organisation types were documented in the pie charts below:

2014

Stats from 28 microvolunteering events

2015

Stats from 70 microvolunteering events


Key: SU = Student Union; VC = Volunteer Centre; VIO = Volunteer Involved Organisation

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Which Countries?

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Microvolunteering events are held in various countries, but which ones and how many? Just click on a map to enlarge it.

2014
Microvolunteering Events 2014

Stats from 28 microvolunteering events

2015
Microvolunteering Events 2015

Stats from 70 microvolunteering events


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Media Mentions

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The microvolunteering concept regularly features in the media, both offline and online. The graphs below show the number of instances per month that we became aware of, where the concept was either mentioned or had been the focus of an article.

2013
Media Mentions 2013
2014
Media Mentions 2014
2015
Media Mentions 2015


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Skills 4 You

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Skills 4 You is a Help From Home project that encourages people to use the microvolunteering actions on our platform to develop work based skills, whilst benefitting worthy causes! The stats below cover the reasons why people participated, as well as the countries they came from. Just click on an image to enlarge it. Further stats on the age and gender of participants can be found in the relevant sections above.

For what reasons
Skills 4 You

Stats from 131 signups between April, 2013 to December, 2015

From which countries
Skills 4 You

Stats from 131 signups between April, 2013 to December, 2015


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Miscellaneous Microvolunteering Statistics

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Every now and again, an organisation posts some information concerning the stats from a microvolunteering event or program. Here’s a few we’ve discovered that have come to our attention.

25,000 mobile volunteers have completed over 60,000 actions, giving more than 3000 hours of their time to 30 good causes.
Orange Do Some Good microvolunteering app, March 2012 (now defunct)
“more than 6,000 microvolunteers (like you!) had in helping nearly 800 registered charities over the past four years”
KoodoNation, Sept 2015 (now defunct)


From 2012 to 2015 Barclays SkillsBank microvolunteering platform helped 1085 charities to the vale of £113,285
Barclays SkillsBank microvolunteering platform, Oct 2015 (now defunct)
“For FY15, 1003 volunteers responded to 938 ‘challenges’ that helped 94 Australian non-profits”
Deloitte Australia’s microvolunteering platform, Oct 2015


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Help From Home Action Tracker

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Our Action Tracker monitors the number of times each action is recorded as being completed by a volunteer. Click the button below for more information.

Evidence of Impact 2012