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Volunteering in the United States 2013

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/volun.pdf

The volunteer rate declined by 1.1% to 25.4% for the year ending in September 2013.  About 62 million people volunteered their labor for an organization during the year.  Also provides information on the demographic characteristics of those who volunteer.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Unpaid Eldercare in the United States, 2011-2012

Categories: Elderly,Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/elcare.pdf

Provides estimates on the number of Americans age 15 and over who provide care for the elderly on a regular basis.  Covers the relationship between the care giver and the cared for, the amount of time spent, and the activities related to the care giving.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Parent and Family Involvement in Education … First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Volunteering

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013028.pdf

Covers parent involvement in their child’s education including help with homework, family activities,  and parent involvement at school.  Also covers homeschooled students.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Volunteeering as a Pathway to Employment: Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work?

Categories: Labor/Employment,Volunteering

http://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/upload/employment_research_report.pdf

A contractor study which uses statistical techniques to test the hypothesis that volunteering is associated with an increased likelihood of finding employment for the unemployed.  Finds that volunteering is associated with a 27% higher odds of gaining employment.  From the Corporation for National and Community Service

 

Volunteering in the United States: 2012

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/volun.pdf

The rate declined by 0.3% to 26.5% for the year ending September 2012.  About 64.5 million Americans volunteered through an organization at least once during the year.  Includes characteristics of those who volunteered.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Peace Corps Top Colleges 2012

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics,Volunteering

http://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/stats/schools2012.pdf

Lists the top colleges and universities in producing Peace Corps volunteers.  William and Mary ranks 8th in the Medium Colleges and Universities listing.  University of Virginia ranked 18th among large schools and the University of Mary Washington was number 1 nationally among small schools.  From the Peace Corps

 

The Peace Corps: Current Issues

Categories: Govt Finance,Volunteering,Youth

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21168.pdf

Current issues include the availability of funding for expansion, whether the Peace Corps has the institutional capacity to expand, and whether volunteers are able to function in a safe and secure environment.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Volunteering in the United States, 2011

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/volun_02222012.pdf

The volunteer rate rose by 0.5 per cent to 26.8 per cent for the year ending in September 2011.  64.3 million people volunteered at least once for an organization during the year.  Also provides statistics about characteristics of volunteers.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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