January 28, 2011

Volunteering in 2010

Volunteeers by selected characteristics, September 2010
Characteristic Percent of population

Employment status

 

Employed (part time)

33.2

Employed (full time)

28.2

Not in labor force

22.0

Unemployed

23.8

Educational attainment

 

Less than a high school diploma

8.8

High school graduates, no college

17.9

Some college or associate degree

29.2

Bachelor's degree and higher

42.3

Sex

 

Men

23.2

Women

29.3

Marital status

 

Single never married

20.3

Married, spouse present

32.0

Age

 

16 to 24 years

21.9

25 to 34 years

22.3

35 to 44 years

32.2

45 to 54 years

30.3

55 to 64 years

27.2

65 years and over

23.6

These data featured in the TED article, Volunteering in 2010.

 

Percent distribution of main volunteer activity, main organization for which activities were performed, men and women, September 2010
Main volunteer activity for main organization for which activities were performed Percent distribution, September 2010
Men Women

Tutor or teach

7.5 11.5

Provide professional or management assistance, incl. serving on a board committee

8.2 6.4

Provide general office services

3.0 6.6

Provide counseling, medical care, fire/EMS, or protective services

3.7 2.8

Mentor youth

5.7 6.1

Fundraise or sell items to raise money

9.3 12.1

Engage in music, performance, or other artistic activities

3.8 4.2

Engage in general labor; supply transportation to people

11.5 6.0

Collect, prepare,distribute, or serve food

7.9 11.4

Collect, make, or distribute clothing, crafts, or goods other than food

1.9 4.3

Coach, referee, or supervise sports team

10.2 2.5

Be an usher, greeter, or minister

5.1 3.2

Equal time among all

7.4 8.3

Other

14.6 14.6

These data featured in the TED article, Volunteering in 2010.

 

 

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