The Danish volunteers are a diverse group in age, education, income, and so on. Here we have gathered some demographic data on the people you meet in Danish associations:

  • Gender - Men and woman volunteer with about the same ratio; men are over-represented in sports associations while women are more inclined to volunteer in social areas.
  • Age - Since volunteering is a national sport in Denmark, it comes as no surprise that all ages from youth to seniors all have high, steady radios of volunteers.
  • Education - The higher the level of education, the higher the likelihood of Danes volunteering - so when volunteering in Denmark there is a good chance of meeting well-educated people.
  • Job - People who have a job are more likely to do volunteer work than unemployed people. Statistics even show that people working more than 40 hours a week volunteer more often than people working less.

If you want a network in Denmark, then volunteering is a great place to start, because it is what many Danes do in their spare time. You can build an interesting, social network while volunteering but, just as important, volunteering might give you a valuable professional network since it often is the socioeconomically advantaged Danes who participate in volunteer work.