New study says 28 per cent of Germans volunteer
27 May 2003
Allensback am Bodensee: Some 28 per cent of Germans volunteer for organizations or causes in their free time. According to a recent study by the German Institute for Demography (Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach), 34 per cent of German volunteers are between the ages 30 to 44 and most of them engaged in different social work. Eleven per cent of adult volunteers are active in helping orphaned children and elderly people and assisting HIV/AIDS infected people while 10 per cent of volunteers under 16 years old dedicate their time to volunteering in sports such as organizing local sports festivals. Read more (in German).