Monday, 22 April 2019

Estonians have a strong sense of civic duty

A recent survey conducted by the Baltic Research Institute has shown that volunteering is widespread in Estonia and is gaining in popularity. The comparative study showed that five years ago 31% of people living in Estonia donated their time to a worthy cause, in 2018 that figure had risen to 49%. This means every second person in Estonia has volunteered in the past year.

The following areas have the largest numbers of volunteers: promotion of local life (42%), environmental protection and nature conservation (34%), education and research (23%), sports and fitness (23%) and animal welfare (20%). The most popular activities are upkeep and maintenance work (33%) and event organisation (15%).