Posted by Aston Avery

New generation of young volunteers emerging

Volunteering is a fantastic way to meet new people, learn something new and make a real difference. But something as simple as giving your time to a good cause can also improve our health, combat feelings of loneliness and even expand your social circle. However, the last few years have seen a shift in who’s volunteering as a new study suggests volunteers are getting younger – with Generation Z more likely to help out than any other age group.

Research from the British Heart Foundation highlights the rising popularity of volunteering among younger people as figures show they are the most philanthropic age group when it comes to getting stuck in. Indeed, the vast majority (94%) of Gen Zs surveyed (16–24-year-olds) would consider volunteering, compared to almost three in four (74%) Baby Boomers (59-77 years old).

Aston spoke to Sarah Boardman from British Heart Foundation.

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