Volunteering and Civic Life in America

Source(s): 
Corporation for National and Community Service
National Conference on Citizenship

A new interactive report from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship finds that American volunteering and civic engagement reached a five-year high in 2011. Overall, 64.3 million Americans (more than one in four adults) volunteered through a formal organization in 2011, an increase of 1.5 million from 2010. The 7.9 billion hours these individuals volunteered is valued at $171 billion.