Yesterday the Citizenship Survey released figures for the year 2010-11.
The survey shows a slight drop in formal volunteering: 39% of people formally volunteered at least once in the last year compared to 40% for the year 2009-10. Interestingly though, the level of formal volunteering in 2010-11 is now identical to what it was in 2001.
In 2010-11, 34% engaged in civic participation at least once year. The level of civic participation is unchanged on 2009-10 but lower than in any year before then (between 38% and 39%).
Unfortunately, this is the last edition of the survey so we won’t be able to see how the trend evolves.