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A presentation to the Toronto Association of Volunteer Administrators Annual Conference from February 2012. ...

A presentation to the Toronto Association of Volunteer Administrators Annual Conference from February 2012.

This presentation shows original data from the 2007 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering, and Participating about the extent and types of group volunteering in Canada.

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  • 1. GROUPVOLUNTEERINGSTEVEN AYER
  • 2. ABOUT ME• Steven Ayer (steve@goodstrategy.ca)• President, Common Good Strategies• Previously, Senior Research Associate at Imagine Canada• Research • Employee volunteering • Overall volunteering • High-skill volunteering• Volunteering experience• Consulting
  • 3. TRENDS IN VOLUNTEERING FROMVOLUNTEERING CANADA• “Many people are looking for group activities BUT few organizations have the capacity to offer them”• “Many organizations want long-term commitment BUT more volunteers want shorter-term opportunities”• “Volunteering in Groups Appeals to All Ages” “Respondents in all age groups noted the appeal of opportunities to volunteer as part of a group, especially among those who fell in the youth, family and employer- supporter volunteer categories. The benefits of group volunteering include the chance to engage in a social activity and expand business networks.”
  • 4. LACK OF RESEARCH ONGROUP VOLUNTEERING
  • 5. CSGVP• Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering, and Participating • Data in this presentation is from the 2007 CSGVP • Survey of the giving and volunteering habits of more than 20,000 Canadians • Two questions were asked concerning group volunteering and family volunteering
  • 6. QUESTIONS ASKEDIn the past 12 months, have you done any unpaid activitieson behalf of a group or an organization as part of a groupproject with members of your immediate family?In the past 12 months, have you done any unpaid activitieson behalf of a group or an organization as part of a groupproject with others, such as friends, neighbours orcolleagues? THESE QUESTIONS WERE ONLY ASKED TO CURRENT VOLUNTEERS!
  • 7. RATES OF GROUPVOLUNTEERING FAMILY OTHER GROUP VOLUNTEERING VOLUNTEERING 26% 43% 57% 74% Involved Not-involved Involved Not-involved
  • 8. IMPACT OF CHILDRENAT HOMEWho do you think has a higher rate of family volunteering?a) Those with no children at homeb) Those with children from 0-5c) Those with children from 6-17?Who do you think has the highest rate of groupvolunteering?a) Those with no children at homeb) Those with children from 0-5c) Those with children from 6-17?
  • 9. IMPACT OF CHILDRENAT HOME50% 44% 43% 43%45% 39%40%35% 32% 29%30% 26%25% 22%20%15%10% 5% 0% Children from 0 No children Children from 6 No children to 5 in home from 0 to 5 in to 17 in home from 6 to 17 in home home Family Group
  • 10. EXAMPLES OF FAMILYVOLUNTEERING BYEACH DEMOGRAPHIC
  • 11. IMPACT OF SIZE OFHOUSEHOLDWho do you think has a higher rate of family volunteering?a) Smaller householdsb) Larger householdsc) Same rateWho do you think has the highest rate of groupvolunteering?a) Smaller householdsb) Larger householdsc) Same rate
  • 12. GROUP VOLUNTEERING BY SIZE OF HOUSEHOLD50% 46%45% 43% 42% 42% 42%40%35%30% 32%25% 29% 29%20% 23%15%10% 12% 5% 0% 1 2 3 4 5+ Family Volunteering Group Volunteering
  • 13. GROUPVOLUNTEERINGHow many family members do you typically see in a familyvolunteering experience?How do you design effectively for younger children?
  • 14. IMPACT OF GENDERWho do you think has a higher rate of family volunteering?a) Malesb) Femalesc) Same rateWho do you think has the highest rate of groupvolunteering?a) Malesb) Femalesc) Same rate
  • 15. GROUP VOLUNTEERING:MALE VS FEMALE50%45% 43% 44%40%35%30% 26% 26%25%20%15%10% 5% 0% Family Volunteering Group Volunteering Male Female
  • 16. YOUR EXPERIENCES• Do most of your group volunteers tend to be male or female?• Do they differ from the typical experience?• Do you find that males and females have different expectations from a group or family volunteering experience?
  • 17. WHICH AGE GROUPVOLUNTEERS THEMOST?For family volunteering (not counting children)?a) Those under 35 volunteer the mostb) Those from 35 to 55 do the mostc) Those older than 55 do the mostFor group volunteering?a) Those under 35 volunteer the mostb) Those from 35 to 55 do the mostc) Those older than 55 do the most
  • 18. GROUP VOLUNTEERINGBY AGE GROUP60% 49%50% 44% 41% 41% 42%40% 37%30% 33% 32%20% 26% 23% 20% 19%10%0% 15-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 years years years years years years and over Family Volunteering Group Volunteering
  • 19. WHICH AGE GROUPS VOLUNTEERTHE MOST WITH YOURORGANIZATION?How do you design volunteer experiences for different agegroups at the same time?
  • 20. HOW DO YOU THINK ONTARIO STACKSUP AGAINST OTHER PROVINCES INGROUP VOLUNTEERING?
  • 21. FAMILY VOLUNTEERINGBY PROVINCEProvince Rate of family volunteeringAlberta 32.5%Saskatchewan 32.4%British Columbia 29.7%New Brunswick 29.7%Manitoba 29.5%Nova Scotia 28.9%PEI 28.4%NF& Labrador 25.8%Ontario 25.1%Quebec 18.4%
  • 22. GROUP VOLUNTEERING BYPROVINCEProvince Rate of group volunteeringNew Brunswick 52.7%Saskatchewan 49.5%Nova Scotia 48.8%Alberta 48.3%NF& Labrador 47.8%Manitoba 47.1%British Columbia 47.1%PEI 44.5%Ontario 41.6%Quebec 35.2%
  • 23. WHY ARE WE SOLOW?What can we do to get more group and family volunteering inour province?
  • 24. GROUP VOLUNTEERING BY TYPICAL HOURS WORKED PER WEEK50%45% 47% 46%40% 44%35% 39%30% 31%25% 28% 27% 26%20%15%10% 5% 0% Less than 30 30 to < 40 hrs 40 to < 50 hrs 50 hrs + hrs Family Group
  • 25. GROUP VOLUNTEERINGBY PERSONAL INCOME50% 43% 44% 44%45% 41%40%35% 30%30% 27% 27%25% 23%20%15%10% 5% 0% Family Group <$20,000 $20,000 to <$40,000 $40,000 to <$60,000 $60,000 +
  • 26. GROUP VOLUNTEERINGOF IMMIGRANTS ANDTHE CANADIAN-BORNDo immigrants or people born in Canada have higher rates offamily volunteering?a) Immigrants higherb) Canadian-born higherDo immigrants or people born in Canada have higher rates offamily volunteering?a) Immigrants higherb) Canadian-born higher
  • 27. GROUP VOLUNTEERINGBY IMMIGRANTS50%45% 43% 42%40%35%30% 26% 26%25%20%15%10% 5% 0% Family Group Born in Canada Born Outside Canada
  • 28. WHAT SORT OF EXPERIENCE DOYOU HAVE IN YOURORGANIZATION?Do expectations for volunteer experiences differ betweenthose who are immigrants versus the Canadian-born?What difference does it make in terms of how long they’vebeen in Canada?What about by age?
  • 29. GROUP VOLUNTEERINGBY LENGTH OF TIME INTHE COMMUNITYWho do you think has higher rates of group and familyvolunteering?a) Those who have been in the community for less than 3 yearsb) Those who have been in the community for 3 to 10 yearsc) Those who have been there for more than 10 years
  • 30. GROUP VOLUNTEERING BYLENGTH OF TIME RESIDING INTHE COMMUNITY50%45% 44% 43% 43% 43%40%35%30% 26% 27% 26% 24%25%20%15%10% 5% 0% Family Group < 3 yrs 3 to < 5 yrs 5 to < 10 yrs 10 yrs +
  • 31. GROUP VOLUNTEERING BYFREQUENCY OF RELIGIOUSATTENDANCE60% 50%50% 45% 42% 39% 38%40% 33% 32%30% 26% 21% 21%20%10%0% Family Group Once a week Once a month 3 or 4 times a year 1 or 2 times a year Not at all
  • 32. FAMILY VOLUNTEERING(ASSOCIATIONS WITH TYPES OFVOLUNTEERING) MOST ASSOCIATED LEAST ASSOCIATED Volunteer: driving Volunteer: committee/board Volunteer: member fundraising Volunteer: Volunteer: organize office/bookkeeping/ad min work activities, events Volunteer: Volunteer: coach, referee, officiat maintain, build e facilities Volunteer: canvassing Volunteer: Volunteer: other collect/deliver goods unpaid activities
  • 33. GROUP VOLUNTEERING(ASSOCIATIONS WITH TYPES OFVOLUNTEERING) MOST ASSOCIATED LEAST ASSOCIATED Volunteer: organize Volunteer: activities, events office/bookkeeping/ad min work Volunteer: fundraising Volunteer: driving Volunteer: maintain, build Volunteer: facilities coach, referee, officiat e Volunteer: protect wildlife/conservation Volunteer: canvassing Volunteer: health Volunteer: other care, support unpaid activities
  • 34. SHORT-TERMVOLUNTEERING52% of people do not volunteer more because they areunable to make a long-term commitment62% of non-volunteers indicate that they did not volunteermore because they are unable to make a long-termcommitment
  • 35. FAMILY VOLUNTEERINGRECOMMENDATIONS• “Find ways to make volunteering more family friendly and considereach member of the family and their specific needs• Be sensitive to gender, culture, language and age• Introduce volunteer opportunities during retirement seminars• Provide casual opportunities for potential volunteers so they cantest the waters before committing to an organization• Assign economic value to volunteer activities; chart and calculatevolunteer time.• Provide greater online engagement and virtual communicationoptions for volunteers• Avoid excessive downloading of staff responsibility tovolunteers, and be aware of potential competitiveness and powerdynamics between them” Source http://volunteer.ca/files/BTG-Final.pdf (page iv)
  • 36. EMPLOYER SUPPORT FORVOLUNTEERING IN CANADA (2004)57% of volunteers with an employer reported receivingsupport from their employer for volunteering40% 33% 32%30% 28% 23%20%10% 0% Change or Use work Paid time off or Received reduce work facilities or volunteered on recognition schedule equipment job Imagine Canada 2006
  • 37. SHORT-TERMVOLUNTEERING• “Many organizations still want long-term commitment, but many more volunteers are looking for shorter term opportunities. Organizations are catching on, with a quarter of them having reduced the minimum time commitment requirement in the past 5 years - average now is 3-6 months”• http://volunteer.ca/files/BTG-Final.pdf (page 5)• From the 2007 CSGVP highlights report, we found that the number one reason that people did not volunteer more was insufficient time and the number two was that they were unable to make a long-term commitment.
  • 38. NOT ENOUGHVOLUNTEERS
  • 39. TOO MANYVOLUNTEERS
  • 40. TECHNOLOGY