Table 3. Volunteers by number of organizations for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2015

Table 3. Volunteers by number of organizations for which volunteer activities were performed and     
selected characteristics, September 2015                                                             
                                                                                                     
                                                           Percent distribution of the number of     
                                                       organizations for which volunteer activities  
                                                                     were performed                  
                                            Total                                                    
  Characteristics in September 2015      volunteers                                             Not  
                                        (thousands)                                         reporting
                                                                                     Five   number of
                                                    Total   One   Two  Three  Four    or    organiza-
                                                                                     more     tions  
                                                                                                     
                  Sex                                                                                
                                                                                                     
Total, both sexes.......................   62,623   100.0  72.0  18.3   6.4    2.0   1.2       0.2   
   Men..................................   26,498   100.0  73.2  17.8   6.0    1.7   1.1        .2   
   Women................................   36,126   100.0  71.1  18.6   6.7    2.1   1.2        .2   
                                                                                                     
                  Age                                                                                
                                                                                                     
Total, 16 years and over................   62,623   100.0  72.0  18.3   6.4    2.0   1.2        .2   
  16 to 24 years........................    8,415   100.0  77.7  14.7   5.3    1.2    .7        .3   
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,382   100.0  75.3  16.1   6.0    1.6    .6        .4   
     20 to 24 years.....................    4,033   100.0  80.4  13.1   4.5     .8    .9        .2   
  25 years and over.....................   54,208   100.0  71.1  18.8   6.5    2.1   1.2        .2   
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,548   100.0  76.5  17.5   4.3    1.1    .5        .1   
     35 to 44 years.....................   11,490   100.0  70.0  19.9   6.5    2.2   1.1        .2   
     45 to 54 years.....................   11,933   100.0  68.0  20.3   7.7    2.1   1.5        .4   
     55 to 64 years.....................   10,213   100.0  70.4  18.7   7.4    2.1   1.1        .2   
     65 years and over..................   11,024   100.0  71.6  17.3   6.4    2.7   1.8        .1   
                                                                                                     
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                               
                                                                                                     
White...................................   51,986   100.0  70.5  19.1   6.8    2.1   1.2        .3   
Black or African American...............    6,086   100.0  81.2  13.4   3.6    1.1    .6        .1   
Asian...................................    2,596   100.0  79.5  14.2   3.3    1.9    .8        .2   
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    6,165   100.0  82.4  13.0   3.2     .5    .6        .2   
                                                                                                     
       Educational attainment (1)                                                                    
                                                                                                     
Less than a high school diploma.........    1,900   100.0  90.4   7.6   1.7     .2   -         -     
High school graduates, no college (2)...    9,576   100.0  81.1  14.1   3.1    1.0    .5        .2   
Some college or associate degree .......   15,102   100.0  75.9  16.8   5.1    1.3    .7        .2   
Bachelor's degree and higher (3)........   27,629   100.0  63.7  22.4   8.9    3.0   1.9        .2   
                                                                                                     
             Marital status                                                                          
                                                                                                     
Single, never married...................   15,143   100.0  76.6  15.7   5.3    1.3    .8        .3   
Married, spouse present.................   37,348   100.0  70.0  19.6   6.9    2.1   1.2        .2   
Other marital status (4)................   10,132   100.0  72.6  17.0   6.1    2.4   1.6        .2   
                                                                                                     
Presence of own children under 18 years                                                              
                  (5)                                                                                
                                                                                                     
Men:                                                                                                 
  No own children under 18 years old....   18,263   100.0  74.8  16.7   5.8    1.5   1.0        .2   
  With own children under 18 years old..    8,235   100.0  69.8  20.2   6.3    2.3   1.2        .2   
Women:                                                                                               
  No own children under 18 years old....   23,475   100.0  72.7  17.3   6.4    2.1   1.3        .3   
  With own children under 18 years old..   12,651   100.0  68.1  21.1   7.2    2.2   1.2        .2   
                                                                                                     
           Employment status                                                                         
                                                                                                     
Civilian labor force....................   42,563   100.0  71.2  19.1   6.4    1.9   1.1        .3   
  Employed..............................   40,701   100.0  70.9  19.3   6.5    1.9   1.1        .3   
    Full time (6).......................   32,085   100.0  71.3  19.0   6.3    2.0   1.1        .3   
    Part time (7).......................    8,616   100.0  69.7  20.2   7.3    1.6   1.2        .1   
  Unemployed............................    1,861   100.0  77.0  16.5   4.9     .8    .8       -     
Not in the labor force..................   20,060   100.0  73.7  16.4   6.2    2.2   1.3        .2   

   1 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   2 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   3 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
   4 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   5 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are
nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
   6 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   7 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an
organization at any point from September 1, 2014, through the survey period in September 2015. 
Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to
totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as
Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Dash represents or rounds to zero.



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