“The statistics do not lie. Our numbers consistently show that Americans of all ages are working together to keep our nation strong.
Nearly 63 million Americans volunteered nearly 8 billion hours last year.
This service has an estimated value of $184 billion (based on Independent Sector’s estimate of the average value of a volunteer hour).
More than 138 million Americans (or 63%) volunteered informally in their communities.
Volunteering is a core American value. Last year one in four Americans volunteered through an organization, and two in three of us regularly helped our neighbors.
Top 10 States in Volunteering:
- Utah (Salt Lake City, UT is also #1 in top cities)
- Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI is also #3 in top cities)
- Minnesota (Minneapolis -St.Paul, MN is also #2 in top cities)
- North Dakota
But there’s much more hard work to do. We need volunteers now more than ever. That’s why I’m asking all of you to:
Mobilize your networks to spread the word to #GoVolunteer
Visit our volunteering website and find an opportunity near you to volunteer in your community.”
-Wendy Spencer, CEO
Corporation for National and Community Service