Assessing the value of volunteers in community businesses

This report reviews the existing evidence on the importance of volunteering to community businesses and derives estimates of the overall economic value of volunteering to community businesses. It estimates the number of hours worked by volunteers within community businesses, the value (£) of this time across the community business sector and by community business sub-sectors, and estimates the value of volunteering time per community business and per volunteer. Volunteering is widely cited as providing wellbeing benefits to the volunteers themselves and this report also estimates the wellbeing value of volunteering within community businesses.

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