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National Volunteer Week

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April 15-21, 2018

Presidential Proclamation 2017:

“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60 million Americans volunteered in 2015, giving an estimated $184 billion in service to their communities. The latest data shows that our Nation's seniors lead the way in time spent volunteering, and we are immensely thankful for their commitment. Our busy adults aged 35 to 54 volunteer at the highest rates, and our communities depend on their continued involvement. Our Nation continues to build a culture of service—the volunteer rate among our teenagers has steadily climbed over the past several years.”

Key Stats:

Sources: Current Population Survey —Volunteer Supplement and Civic Engagement Supplement.

The Corporation for National and Community Service's Volunteering and Civic Life in America website shows how states and cities rank on different factors related to volunteering and civic engagement. The Current Population Survey is a monthly survey of about 60,000 households (approximately 100,000 adults), conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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More Stats:

From the Current Population Survey, Supplemental Surveys:

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