Volunteering in the U.S. 2013 Stats

Did you know that teenagers volunteer more than the general public? The Corporation for National and Community Service released their annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2013 study this week.

We were excited by the results for a few reasons:

Youth volunteerism has been steadily increasing over the past six years (up by 3% total since 2007).

– 1 in 4 Americans of all ages volunteer.

Volunteers have a 27% higher chance of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers (so just imagine how great volunteering in middle or high school looks on future college applications and job applications!).

Utah is the top state for volunteering, with 43.8% of its residents serving an average of 81.4 hours per year each. YVC of Iron County, Utah, is one of the top YVC programs for the number of hours each Youth Volunteer serves, so we have to think they’ve had something to do with their state’s success!

Check out the graphic below with more details on the study’s results:

Volunteering in America 2013 Infographic

Thanks to the Corporation for National and Community Service for compiling this information about all the great things volunteers in America are doing. See the Volunteering in America website for more information and the full results of the study.