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National Volunteerism Statistics Released
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) have released Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2013. This year’s report found that one in four adults (26.5 percent) volunteered through an organization in 2012, demonstrating that volunteering remains an important activity for millions of Americans. Altogether, 64.5 million Americans volunteered nearly 7.9 billion hours last year. The estimated value of this volunteer service is nearly $175 billion, based on the Independent Sector’s estimate of the average value of a volunteer hour.
The number of volunteers in Virginia increased slightly from 1.76 in 2011 to 1.79 million. Residents of Virginia on average contributed 221.7 million hours of volunteer service totaling $5.1 billion of service to the Commonwealth. With an average of 35.1 hours served per resident, Virginia ranked 21st among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
Published on Monday, December 16, 2013