Less Volunteering in Retirement

Published: 9 July 2019

The Telegraph reports “Retired pensioners spend 25% less time volunteering now than they did two decades ago, new figures reveal, as they are forced to “plug the gap” and care for grandchildren.
Between 2001 and 2015, the total amount of time retired people spent volunteering fell from 21 minutes per day, down to 15.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also reveal that the steady downward trend is also true for people aged 65 and over - whose volunteering time per day fell from 18 minutes per day down to 14 mins per day.”


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