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Volunteerism in America at a Thirty-Year High

Volunteerism New report from the Corporation of National and Community Service states that volunteerism is at a 30-year high! Twenty-seven percent of Americans are volunteering. The report found that older teenagers (ages 16-19) have more than doubled their time spent volunteering since 1989; that far from being a “Me Generation,” that Baby Boomers are volunteering at sharply higher rates than did the previous generation at mid-life; and that the volunteer rate for Americans ages 65 years and over has increased 64 percent since 1974; and the proportion of Americans volunteering with an educational or youth service organization has seen a 63 percent increase just since just 1989. Go to their web-site to get a PDF copy of the full report.



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