Anonymised and edited data of the FWS of the years 2014, 2009, 2004 and 1999 is available from the FDZ-DZA as Scientific Use Files. We provide the datasets in SPSS- and Stata-format and free of charge. The data from 1999 are being edited at the moment. For reasons of data protection, a data distribution contract is required to receive the data sets.

You can apply for using the FWS 1999, 2004, 2009 and/or 2014 data for your scientific work. The application form, further information on data access procedures and the documentation can be found on the FDZ-DZA-website.


The data of the German Survey on Volunteering 1999, 2004 and 2009 was collected by TNS Infratest Sozialforschung.

The data of the German Survey on Volunteering 2014 was collected by infas Institut für angewandte Sozialwissenschaft.