To mark Volunteer Week 2021, we have released a report highlighting the key findings from a survey conducted with Shout Volunteers.
Among the key findings from Shout’s Volunteer Survey 2021 as well as its first ever Diversity and Equality Monitoring form, we found that:
- Volunteering for Shout not only benefits texters but also the volunteers too: 91% say they have been able to use their skills outside the service to help themselves, their families, friends and co-workers in their day-to-day lives.
- Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it in the UK, volunteering for Shout has been an opportunity to retain a sense of purpose for many, with 95% saying that volunteering for Shout gives them a sense of accomplishment and 74% agreeing that it gives them a greater sense of wellbeing.
- Many people wanted to give back and help others during the pandemic, and 50% of Shout volunteers joined Shout during this period.
- 84% agree that volunteering with Shout helps them to be better listeners and has increased their sense of empathy.