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Volunteering and Charitable Donations



Poll #1255673 Volunteerism

Do you volunteer your time towards a charitable, cultural, community, political or recreational cause?

Yes
23(37.7%)
Not now, but I have in the past
32(52.5%)
No, not now or ever
6(9.8%)

Which of the following have you volunteered your time towards? (Select as many as apply)

Fundraising for a charity, including canvassing or selling tickets
1(1.9%)
Working (unpaid) in a political campaign (either for a candidate or party, or encouraging persons to vote)
0(0.0%)
Coaching a sport
0(0.0%)
Sitting as a member of a volunteer board
0(0.0%)
Donating labour or a professional or work skill for the benefit of a charitable organization
0(0.0%)
Working (unpaid) with children in a non-sporting organization such as Boy Scouts/Girl Guides, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
0(0.0%)
Helping with a cultural event such as a film festival or folk festival
0(0.0%)
Volunteering at your child's school (or the school of child of a relative or friend)
0(0.0%)
Working (unpaid) which the physically or mentally disabled
0(0.0%)
Volunteering in a hospital
0(0.0%)
Working (unpaid) with the elderly
0(0.0%)
Working (unpaid) with those afflicted with addictions (including alcoholism, gambling or other addictive behaviours)
0(0.0%)
Volunteering for your church or other religious/spiritual organization
1(1.9%)
Doing volunteer work for the benefit of homeless persons
0(0.0%)
Some sort of volunteer work which does not fit in any of the foregoing categories (tell us what)
7(13.2%)

Which of the following have you donated money to? (Select as many as apply)

A church, synagogue, mosque or other relgious organization
0(0.0%)
A politicial party
1(1.9%)
A national or international fund for the benefit of persons with a particular disease (e.g. AIDS fund, the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Fund, etc.)
2(3.7%)
An organized fund for the victims of a specific tragedy (e.g. Hurricane Katrina relief)
0(0.0%)
A one-time fund for the benefit of victims of a local tragedy (e.g. a fund for uninsured neighbours who lost a home in a fire)
1(1.9%)
A defence fund for someone with legal expences
0(0.0%)
A fund to help persons in need in other countries (e.g. Africa, Kosovo relief fund,)
0(0.0%)
A minor sports or community sports fund
0(0.0%)
A local cultural or artistic organization
0(0.0%)
A fund for the benefit of army veterans
0(0.0%)
A fundraising effort for a group to attend a particular event (e.g, kids fundraising for a school trip or sporting event)
0(0.0%)
A fund for an organization promoting gay or lesbian rights
0(0.0%)
A business or professional organization or society
0(0.0%)
A social fund
0(0.0%)
Something not on this list (tell us what)
2(3.7%)

On average, how much time do you give to volunteer activity in a month?

None at all
32(53.3%)
Between 1 to 5 hours
14(23.3%)
Between 5 to 10 hours
6(10.0%)
Between 10 to 15 hours
3(5.0%)
Between 15 to 20 hours
1(1.7%)
Over 20 hours
4(6.7%)

Approximately how much money do you donate in a year to charitable, cultural or other non-profit causes?

Nothing, nada, zip, zero squared
9(15.3%)
Between $1 and $25
9(15.3%)
Between $25 and $50
6(10.2%)
Between $50 and $100
9(15.3%)
Between $100 and $250
11(18.6%)
Between $250 and $500
10(16.9%)
Between $500 and $1,000
2(3.4%)
Over $1,000
3(5.1%)

With which of the following sentiments do you agree more strongly?

People should volunteer more, to take some of the burden off government and off taxpayers
13(23.6%)
Governments should contribute more to charitable causes so that people can give their time and money to their own families
7(12.7%)
I'm not sure
12(21.8%)
I don't agree with either of those statements
23(41.8%)

Of the saying "I am my brother's (or sister's) keeper", do you

Strongly agree
4(6.8%)
Agree somewhat
17(28.8%)
Neither agree not disagree
13(22.0%)
Disagree somewhat
13(22.0%)
Strongly disagree
3(5.1%)
I'm not sure
9(15.3%)

When it comes to the amount of volunteerism that you do, which of these statements comes closest to describing how you feel about yourself?

I do my fair share of volunteering, and then some
8(13.3%)
I do just the right amount of volunteering
3(5.0%)
I do too much volunteering, to the detriment of myself and/or my family/loved ones
0(0.0%)
I don't do enough volunteering and really should do more
23(38.3%)
I am lazy when it comes to volunteering
10(16.7%)
I do very little or no volunteering and that's just fine with me
8(13.3%)
None of these statements describes how I feel about this, perhaps I'll comment and tell you how I really feel.
8(13.3%)
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