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How Americans Volunteer, Wendy Spencer, CNCS

Friday, January 17, 2014       

Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, discusses statistic that show in 2012, 64.5 million Americans volunteered nearly 7.9 billion hours with an estimated value of nearly $175 billion.

Biography: Wendy Spencer

View the archived segment Link to a non-federal Web site


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Volunteering and Civic Life in America [PDF]
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Trends: Volunteering in 2012 [PDF]
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Trends: Volunteer Activities [PDF]
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Trends: Informal Volunteering [PDF]
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Demographics: Parents [PDF]
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Demographics: Teens (ages 16-19) [PDF]
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Demographics: Generation X (ages 32-49) [PDF]
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Demographics: Seniors (ages 65+) [PDF]
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Civic Trends: Donations to Charity [PDF]
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Volunteering Among the Unemployed [PDF]
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Employment Benefits for Volunteers Over Time [PDF]

Source of Information:
Press Release:

News clippings:
Volunteering Improves Jobs Prospects Link to a non-federal Web site - MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports
Volunteering Is a Core American Value Link to a non-federal Web site - Wendy Spencer, The HuffingtonPost (NY)
Americans Volunteered Nearly 7.9 Billion Hours in 2012 Link to a non-federal Web site - ABC News Radio (NY)
Volunteering Continues Upward Trend In Hours, Value Link to a non-federal Web site -The Nonprofit Times (NJ)

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | | Last Revised: January 17, 2014