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Trends and Highlights Overview

Overall, nationally in 2015:

  • 24.9% of residents volunteer
  • 62.6 million volunteers
  • 7.9 billion hours of service
  • $184 billion of service contributed

Civic Life in America (2013 data):

  • 93.2% frequently eat dinner with other members of the household
  • 85.7% frequently talk with neighbors
  • 36.29% participate in groups and/or organizations
  • 62.5% engage in "informal volunteering" (for example, doing favors for neighbors)

I Want You to Go Volunteer long graphic.

National Service

National service refers to the Corporation for National and Community Service programs: Senior CorpsAmeriCorpsthe Social Innovation Fund, and other programs and initiatives. Participants in these programs address community needs in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, the environment, health, and veterans and military families.

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