The recession has not dampened Americans’ volunteerism, according to the Washington-based Corporation for National and Community Service. A survey of all the states and nearly 200 cities found that volunteering levels remained fairly stable throughout 2008.
million adults nationwide volunteered their time in 2008.
billion hours of service was rendered by volunteers in 2008.
of Minneapolis-St. Paul residents performed some volunteer service during 2008, the highest percentage among cities in the survey. Salt Lake City residents put in the most individual volunteer hours with an average of 55.8 hours per person.
of Utah residents volunteered their time during 2008, the highest level among the states.
Source: Corporation for National and Community Service, “Volunteering In America,” July 2009.