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In 2012-13 vol­un­teer­ing out­put con­trib­uted an es­ti­mated £23.9bil­lion to the UK econ­omy.

There are more than 160,000 vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions in Eng­land, many of whom rely on vol­un­teers.

Some 41 per cent of peo­ple in the UK vol­un­teer at least once a year and 27 per cent at least once a month.

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