Country Idealist Profiles

New South Wales – Volunteering

Volunteers                Sidney 36.7% – NSW 44%
Hours volunteer         Sidney 125 %-  NSW 137%       
 
The volunteer rate in Australia was 32% for capital cities overall compared with 38% outside the capital cities. South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania exhibited this pattern, but the differences were greatest in Victoria and New South Wales. http://www.volunteering.com.au/tools_and_research/volunteering_statistics.asp 
 
In New South Wales the volunteering rate was 19% in 1995.  This rose to 30% in 2000 and 33% in 2006. People living outside the capital city area had a higher volunteering rate, 37% compared with 30% for those living in Sydney during 2006.
 
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The Centre for Volunteering is the peak body in New South Wales promoting and supporting volunteering and community participation. http://www.volunteering.com.au/become_a_volunteer/meet_our_volunteers/index.asp

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