Volunteering in America 2010

Volunteering in America 2010 – National, Regional, State, and City Information

The economic crisis continues to test the nation’s ability to support some of the most vulnerable populations. Leaders across the nation are responding by rallying Americans to use service as a solution in addressing these challenges. New research at VolunteeringInAmerica.gov shows that despite all the additional stresses of a difficult economy, the nation experienced the largest single-year increase in volunteering since 2003.

VolunteeringInAmerica.gov hosts the most comprehensive collection of data on volunteering and civic engagement ever assembled. The data is collected through a partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and has been released annually since 2005.

In addition, the Web site contains links to a number of other useful resources — including research reports, factors that influence volunteering (indicators that help a state or city understand why their volunteer rate might be higher or lower than another state or city), and effective practices.

– Reposted from the National Service Research and Policy page

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