what people are saying.
Week of Caring was great--the participants were so open and engaged! Thanks for all you do with The Volunteer Center to help foster and support these dynamic and needed relationships!
- Marie O'Connor, St. Anthony Foundation
Trends in Volunteerism
See the latest reports on statistical and social trends in volunteerism in America.Volunteering In America 2010: National, State and City Information
To further understanding volunteer trends, the Corporation for National and Community Service has release Volunteering in America 2010, a comprehensive source of volunteering information assembled from the most recent annual data. Across the country, 63.4 million Americans volunteered to help their communities in 2009, an additional 1.6 million volunteers when compared to 2008, contributing 8.1 billion hours of service, which has an estimated dollar value of nearly $169 billion.Bureau of Labor Statistics: Volunteering in the United States -- 2009
Released in January 2010, this BLS report found that the number of volunteers and the volunteer rate rose over the past year. This report specifically examines volunteering trends among demographic groups of sex, ethnicity, marital status and educational attainment.
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