The Corporation for National and Community Service recently released the 2010 edition of their annual report, Volunteering in America. The report provides statistics on volunteerism and its impact across multiple sectors of society. Data is made available on the Corporation’s website, http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov, which offers access to a variety of tools, resources and information to help explain trends and factors related to volunteering.
The 2010 Issue Brief is Available to download here
Among the reports findings:
- 63.4 million Americans volunteered to help their communities in 2009 (an additional 1.6 million volunteers when compared to 2008)
- Volunteers contributed 8.1 billion hours of service, which has an estimated dollar value of nearly $169 billion.
- 2009 marked the largest single year increase in the number of volunteers and the volunteer rate since 2003.