Looking at the people who are involved in working for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and groups in South Gloucestershire. On average organisations employ four full time and nine part time staff members, and have twenty-six volunteers.
As this shows, the value of volunteers in the our sector is significant. On average organisations rely on 123 weekly volunteer hours to help them run services.
Taking the Living Wage of £7.20 this is equivalent to £886 per organisation per week. 102 organisations completed the survey, so just taking these into account, volunteering in South Gloucestershire is worth at least £4,338,000 each year.