The findings of the annual poll on volunteerism in Israel, which revealed that over half of the population (42.5%) engages in such activities to varying degrees, were delivered to Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Monday.
According to the study, Israel is among the top nations for volunteering, which included 503 participants.
It ranks higher than Canada (79%), the United Kingdom (63%), Australia (57%), New Zealand (51%) and Switzerland (39.9%), the Netherlands (39%), and the United States (25%).
It also revealed a balance of male and female volunteers (42.6%) and female volunteers (42.2%).
Age-wise, 34% of those between the ages of 18 and 34, 47.9% of those between the ages of 35 and 54, and 42% of those over 55 reported regularly volunteering.
Additionally, Israelis with higher education and money levels reported higher volunteering rates.
The ultra-Orthodox group said sector-wise, the most significant rate of volunteering (60%).
Following education, health, the environment, religion, and social change, most respondents preferred to volunteer in welfare and help underprivileged people.
“Today, perhaps more than ever, it is up to us to enhance social activity and choose to recognize what unites us and brings us closer, not what divides and separates us,” Herzog said after hearing the survey results.
The National Council for Volunteering and the Center for the Study of Civil Society and Philanthropy at Hebrew University were surveyed with assistance from the Welfare and Social Affairs Ministry.