Skip to main content
Tags: US | Volunteering | Economy

Volunteerism up Among Americans in 2009

Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:47 PM EST

A million and a half more Americans volunteered to raise money, collect food and tutor children during the span of a year ending in September 2009, a period marked by job losses and a lousy economy

A report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows about 63.4 million people ages 16 and older volunteered at least once between September 2008 and September 2009.

That's about a 1.6 million increase compared with the 61.8 million people who helped their communities during the same span in 2008.

However, it's not as many as the 65.4 million who lent a hand in 2005.

The report found that just over one in four Americans volunteer.

The hours people volunteered annually varied among age groups, with older people typically giving more time.

© Copyright 2024 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


US
A million and a half more Americans volunteered to raise money, collect food and tutor children during the span of a year ending in September 2009, a period marked by job losses and a lousy economyA report released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows about...
US,Volunteering,Economy
130
2010-47-26
Tuesday, 26 January 2010 06:47 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved