Let’s Get Quizzical: Volunteering
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Looking for something to do this weekend? Don’t worry, we’ve got you sorted. Put your best Quizmaster hat on, set up a Zoom a FaceTime with your mates, and get quizzing! Add this round to a longer quiz, or just keep it short and sweet. This one’s all about Volunteering...answers at the bottom.
1. In 2018/19, what percentage of people aged 16 and over took part in formal volunteering in England?
2. Where does the word ‘volunteer’ originate from?
3. Who is least likely to take part in regular volunteering?
- 16-24 year olds
- 25-34 year olds
- 35-64 year olds
- 65-74 year olds
4. What is the most popular reason people give for volunteering?
- They have nothing better to do
- They have available time
- They want something for their CV
- They want to improve things/help people
5. 57% of people do what type of volunteering?
- Online volunteering
- A mix of online and offline volunteering
- Offline volunteering
- No volunteering
6. ___ out of 10 people would recommend volunteering to friends and family?
7. During the coronavirus pandemic, how many volunteers have joined the NHS Responders?
8. NCS participants have given a total of 14.5 million hours in social action. How many episodes of Friends is that?
1. The answer is b) 22%!
In 2018/19, 22% of people aged 16 and over in England took part in formal volunteering at least once a month.
2. The answer is c) France!
The word volunteer comes from 1600s Middle French ‘voluntaire’ "one who offers himself for military service".
3. The answer is b)a) 25-34 year olds!
Across different age groups, 25-34 year olds are least likely to volunteer, and 65-74 year olds are most likely.
4. The answer is d) They want to improve things/help people!
46% of people said their main motivation for volunteering was to make improvements to things or to help people out.
5. The answer is b) A mix of online and offline volunteering
These people carry out a mix of IRL volunteering and their volunteering activities like webchat/research/emailing etc, online.
6. The answer is a) 7/10!
That’s right, just over two thirds of people who volunteer would encourage others to do so! Brilliant!
7. The answer is c) 600,000!
Over 600,000 volunteers have been approved to help those most at risk who are isolating at home from coronavirus, which is more than double the original target!
8. The answer is d) 483,333!
….Just a casual 483,097 more episodes than they actually made. So, you’d have to watch all 236 episodes about 2048 times...Simple!