Published: 13th Jan 2020

People volunteering with public services, such as hospital and library volunteers, police special constables, magistrates and school governors, are less satisfied with their experience than those giving their time to charities. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) undertook a YouGov survey of 10,000 volunteers which suggested that people are less attached to public service organisations and feel that they are too bureaucratic. According to the survey, 94% of those volunteering in the public sector say that they were satisfied with their experience. However, only 47% said they were ‘very satisfied’, compared to 58% among charities and community group volunteers, while only 76% said they would continue volunteering in the future compared to 83% among charity volunteers. Public sector volunteers were also more likely than charity volunteers to plan to quit their volunteering, the research suggested. The NVCO, which represents charities and volunteering, said that public sector volunteering holds ‘immense … (To read the full article, subscribe below)