For the year September 2013 to September 2014 the US had a volunteer rate of about 25%. Of those approximately 43% were male and 47% female. Teens were more active (26%) than twenty something’s (19%) and those of us in the middle had the highest rate of volunteerism at 30%.
Married couples volunteer more (30%) than those who have never married (20%) and those with other marital statuses (21%). The volunteer rate of parents with children under age 18 (32%) remained higher than the rate for persons without children under age 18 (23%). Thank you to all our little league and soccer coaches.
Religious organizations lead by type (33.3%) followed by Education & youth services (25.1%), social & community service (14.4%), Health Care (7.4%), Civic (5.2%), sport & hobby (3.9%), Environmental & animal at (2.6%) and Public Safety at (1.1%). The remaining volunteers are not determined by type or are in other categories.
These folks give an average of 50 hours a year and participate in at least 2 organizations and 92% have full or part time employment.
These numbers give an overview of who, when, what and how we volunteer. But if you want to get a sense of who the folks really are- and maybe find an organization where you fit in- then check out our website or leave us a note and maybe we can help http://cresa911.org/volunteer-programs/