Thursday, December 13th, 2012
According to the new “Volunteering and Civic Life in America” report issued yesterday by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), Americans volunteered in 2011 at significantly higher levels than in 2010, with the national volunteer rate reaching a five-year high.
Some quick stats from the findings include:
Further, as the NCoC reports, “In addition to this formal volunteering, two out of three Americans (65.1% or 143.7 million individuals) volunteered informally by doing favors for and helping out their neighbors, an increase of 9.5 percentage points from last year. Among other key findings, almost half of Americans (44.1%) actively participated in civic, religious, and school groups.”
And, just in case you were wondering, the top five states for volunteering include Utah (41%), Idaho (39%), Mowa (38%), Minnesota (38%), and South Dakota (37%).
Explore the full results here.