Volunteer Victoria is pleased to launch a new report on youth volunteerism in Victoria. 624 local youth between the ages of 15 and 25 responded to a survey between April 2014 and February 2015.
Funded by the United Way of Greater Victoria, the Youth Legacy Report 2015 explored motivations and barriers to volunteerism, and the ways that local youth connect with volunteer opportunities. The survey also identified local volunteering trends. Youth indicated that they:
- volunteer between 10 and 13 hours per month. Volunteers who heard of Volunteer Victoria give on average 10% more time than those who have not
- are motivated to give back to community, to develop skills, for personal satisfactions, to enhance resume, and to meet program requirements
- are most interested in volunteering with youth/children, in health and wellness, with animals, arts and music, environment, and with people on a mental health or substance use journey. Youth were less interested in volunteering opportunity focused on social media and events
- 44% of youth found out about events through media other than media – community notice boards, and school ranked highly
For more information in youth volunteerism contact Arianna Klus in the Volunteer Victoria YouthVolunteer Connections Program.