volunteer workers statistics

Volunteer Worker Statistics

Volunteering / Volunteer Work Statistics Data
Total number of people who volunteered through or for an organization at least once over the past year 64,300,000
Total percentage of women who volunteered 29.9%
Total percentage of men who volunteered 23.5%
Total number of hours given by U.S. volunteers over the past year 8,150,000,000
Total value of volunteer work and services provided over the past year $169,000,000,000
Volunteer Demographics Data
Total percentage of the largest volunteer demographic people between 35-44 years old 32.2 %
Total percentage of whites who volunteered 27.6%
Total percentage of blacks/african americans who volunteered 19.4%
Total percentage of asians who volunteered 19.6%
Total percentage of hispanic or latino ethnicity who volunteered 14.7%
Total percent of volunteers who had less than a high school diploma 8.8%
Total estimated value of volunteer time at an hourly rate $20.25
Total amount of volunteer firefighters in the U.S. 812,150
Total amount of firefighters in the U.S. 1,150,000
Total percentage of volunteer firefighters who serve communities of less than 25,000 residents 94 %
Total amount of money volunteer firefighters save communities annually in taxes $37,200,000,000

Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual or group provides services for no financial gain. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development, and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life.

Statistic Verification
Source: National Service, Volunteering in America
Research Date: September 29th, 2015

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