Volunteer Worker Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: National Service, Volunteering in America
Date Verified: 3.20.2012
Volunteering Statistics
Total number of people who volunteered through or for an organization at least once between Sep. 2010-Sep. 2011 64.3 million
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 in 2010 8.1 billion
Total amount of volunteer service worth in 2009 $169 billion
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. 1.15 million
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 $37.2 billion

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