UK A Nation Of Volunteers Says Zurich

Published: 6/12/2009

A study carried out by Zurich Insurance has found that the people of Britain are keen volunteers and are set to be even more so in the coming year.

The study showed how around 35 percent of British adults are actively involved in voluntary projects. Overall these people spend over 52 million hours each week providing their services as unpaid volunteers. The Zurich Insurance survey also showed that, in the next 12 months the number of volunteers will rise to over 50 percent.

A Zurich Insurance commentator was delighted to see such strength of support for worthy causes across the country but added that this situation should be managed correctly by the organisers. Key factors to consider are effective training for volunteers and ensuring adequate insurance cover is in place, both for the volunteer and public liability.

Find out more about Zurich Insurance at