Joint Programming Initiative

More Years, Better Lives

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

The volunteer survey
Frivillighedsundersøgelsen

Topic
Social, Civic and Cultural Engagement
Relevance for this Topic
Country Denmark
URL
More Topics

Governance

Contact information

Danish Data Archive (DDA)
Islandsgade 10
5000 Odense
Austria
Phone: (+45)66113010
Email: mailbox(at)dda.dk
Url: samfund.dda.dk/ddakatalog//sdfiler/15600.htm

Timeliness, transparency

N.A.

Type of data


Survey

Type of Study

Cross-section, regular

Data gathering method

Telephone interview (CATI)


Access to data

Conditions of access


DDA - Open access


Apply to DDA


Anonymised microdata


SAS, SPSS, tab-delimited file


Documentation and data are only available in Danish.


Coverage


In 2004, during the first round of data collection, there were 3,134 respondents. A new round of data collection has been completed in 2012, but the data is not available yet.


2004


N.A.


N.A.


15-85 years


A representative sample of the Danish population living in Denmark. The survey had a response rate of 75 per cent.


In 2004, the survey included 63 questions about volunteering and background information. Questions about volunteering covered the following topics: (1) Culture, sports, education and research, health, social area, environment, local community, labour union, advising and legal advice, politics, international activities and religion or church. The survey also went into detail with the number of hours volunteering and the type of work. (2) Monetary gifts (3) Informal help. The 2012 survey additionally includes questions about internet-based voluntary work. The data collection further includes information about voluntary associations.


A report using the data can be downloaded at www.sfi.dk/...hed_og_nonprofit_i_danmark-3386.aspx


Linkage


N.A.


Data quality


N.A.


N.A.


N.A.


Applicability


Strengths: The survey is part of the international Johns Hopkins University Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project, which compares the size of the voluntary sector in as many countries as possible. It covers a wide range of types of volunteering, and the same questionnaire was applied in 2004 and 2012.


  • The information about this dataset was compiled by the author:
  • Chantal Nielsen
  • (see Partners)