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Volunteering and Civic Life in America

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.nationalservice.gov/vcla

Annual research report which shows that 62 million adults volunteered time through an organization during the past year or 7.8 billion hours.  From the Corporation for National and Community Service

 

Volunteering in the United States: 2015

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/volun_02252016.pdf

The volunteer rate declined by 0.4% to a 24.9% participation level. Provides details on volunteering by race, ethnicity, gender, age, marriage status, education level, and employment status. Also covers main volunteer activities and types of organizations. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Peace Corps Announces 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Schools

Categories: Education-Higher,Volunteering

http://www.peacecorps.gov/media/forpress/press/2626/

Announces the leading schools at producing Peace Corps volunteers by various size categories: small, medium, large, and graduate. From the Peace Corps

 

Unpaid Eldercare in the United States, 2013-14: Data from the American Time Use Survey

Categories: Elderly,Statistics,Volunteering

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/elcare_09232015.pdf

16% or 40.4 million Americans age 15+ provide unpaid care to individuals who need assistance because of a condition related to aging.   This report provides information about the characteristics of those who provide such care, the time spent providing it, and the nature of the activities they offered. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Parent and Family Involvement in Education, From the National Household Education Surveys Program of 2012: First Look

Categories: Children,Education,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Volunteering

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

Covers parent involvement in their child’s education including help with homework, family activities, and parent involvement at school.  Covers children enrolled in public and private schools and those who are homeschooled.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Volunteering in the United States, 2014

Categories: Statistics,Volunteering

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

Volunteer rate was 25.3% for the year ending in September 2014.  Provides information on volunteering rates by gender, age, race/ethnicity, marital status, education level, and employment status.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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

 

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