Table 3. Volunteers by number of organizations for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2014

Table 3. Volunteers by number of organizations for which volunteer activities were performed and
selected characteristics, September 2014
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                          Percent distribution of the number of     
                                                      organizations for which volunteer activities  
                                                                     were performed                 
                                            Total                                                   
   Characteristics in September 2014     volunteers                                                 
                                         (thousands)                                         Not    
                                                                                    Five  reporting 
                                                    Total   One   Two  Three  Four   or   number of 
                                                                                    more   organiza-
                                                                                            tions   
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
                  Sex                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Total, both sexes.......................   62,757   100.0  71.4  18.6   6.4   2.1   1.2       0.2   
   Men..................................   26,375   100.0  73.0  17.6   6.0   1.9   1.2        .2   
   Women................................   36,381   100.0  70.3  19.4   6.7   2.2   1.3        .2   
                                                                                                    
                  Age                                                                               
                                                                                                    
Total, 16 years and over................   62,757   100.0  71.4  18.6   6.4   2.1   1.2        .2   
  16 to 24 years........................    8,469   100.0  75.2  17.9   4.8   1.5    .4        .1   
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,334   100.0  72.5  18.8   5.9   2.0    .6        .2   
     20 to 24 years.....................    4,135   100.0  78.0  17.0   3.7   1.1    .3       -     
  25 years and over.....................   54,288   100.0  70.9  18.7   6.6   2.2   1.4        .2   
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,291   100.0  76.4  16.1   5.1   1.1   1.2        .2   
     35 to 44 years.....................   11,783   100.0  71.4  19.1   6.3   2.1   1.0        .1   
     45 to 54 years.....................   12,204   100.0  69.7  18.9   7.1   2.7   1.4        .2   
     55 to 64 years.....................   10,331   100.0  71.1  19.1   6.1   2.2   1.3        .2   
     65 years and over..................   10,679   100.0  66.6  20.1   8.4   2.7   1.9        .4   
                                                                                                    
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                              
                                                                                                    
White...................................   52,201   100.0  70.5  19.1   6.8   2.2   1.2        .2   
Black or African American...............    6,094   100.0  75.0  17.8   4.0   1.2   1.5        .5   
Asian...................................    2,513   100.0  80.1  13.4   5.2   1.1    .1       -     
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    5,982   100.0  82.7  12.1   3.5   1.0    .5        .2   
                                                                                                    
       Educational attainment (1)                                                                   
                                                                                                    
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,100   100.0  86.6  10.3   1.8    .5    .5        .4   
High school graduates, no college (2)...   10,075   100.0  81.5  13.5   3.4   1.0    .5        .2   
Some college or associate degree .......   15,494   100.0  73.7  17.4   6.3   1.4   1.0        .2   
Bachelor's degree and higher (3)........   26,619   100.0  63.9  22.2   8.5   3.2   2.0        .2   
                                                                                                    
             Marital status                                                                         
                                                                                                    
Single, never married...................   15,183   100.0  74.3  17.6   5.3   1.6   1.0        .1   
Married, spouse present.................   37,160   100.0  70.3  19.6   6.6   2.2   1.2        .2   
Other marital status (4)................   10,414   100.0  71.6  16.6   7.4   2.5   1.6        .5   
                                                                                                    
Presence of own children under 18 years (5)                                                         
                                                                                                    
                                                                                                    
Men:                                                                                                
  No own children under 18 years old....   18,184   100.0  73.8  16.9   6.0   1.8   1.2        .3   
  With own children under 18 years old..    8,191   100.0  71.3  19.3   5.9   2.4   1.2       -     
Women:                                                                                              
  No own children under 18 years old....   23,567   100.0  70.5  19.5   6.4   2.2   1.2        .2   
  With own children under 18 years old..   12,814   100.0  69.8  19.1   7.3   2.2   1.4        .2   
                                                                                                    
           Employment status                                                                        
                                                                                                    
Civilian labor force....................   42,780   100.0  71.0  19.2   6.4   2.1   1.2        .2   
  Employed..............................   40,497   100.0  71.0  19.2   6.4   2.1   1.2        .2   
    Full time (6).......................   31,557   100.0  71.4  19.1   6.1   2.1   1.2        .2   
    Part time (7).......................    8,940   100.0  69.7  19.5   7.4   2.0   1.1        .2   
  Unemployed............................    2,283   100.0  70.5  20.4   5.7   2.3   1.1       -     
Not in the labor force..................   19,977   100.0  72.4  17.3   6.5   2.1   1.4        .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, 2013, through the survey period in September 2014. 
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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