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Table 4. Volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2010

Table 4.  Volunteers by type of main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics,
September 2010
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                        Percent distribution of volunteers by type of main organization (1)     
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                           Civic,                                                               
                                                           polit-  Educa- Envir- Hospi-              Social  Sport,             
   Characteristics in September 2010        Total           ical,  tional  on-    tal   Pub-           or    hobby,         Not 
                                            volun- Total   profes-   or   mental   or   lic   Relig- commun-  cul-   Other deter-
                                            teers          sional,  youth   or   other  safe-  ious   ity    tural,        mined
                                           (thou-        or inter-  ser-  animal health  ty          service or arts             
                                            sands)        national  vice   care                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
                  Sex                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Total, both sexes.......................   62,790  100.0     5.3     26.5    2.4   7.9   1.3   33.8   13.6     3.3    3.7    2.2
   Men..................................   26,787  100.0     6.4     25.4    2.4   6.5   2.2   32.9   14.2     3.9    4.0    2.1
   Women................................   36,004  100.0     4.5     27.2    2.5   9.0    .6   34.5   13.1     2.8    3.5    2.2
                                                                                                                                
                  Age                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
Total, 16 years and over................   62,790  100.0     5.3     26.5    2.4   7.9   1.3   33.8   13.6     3.3    3.7    2.2
  16 to 24 years........................    8,297  100.0     4.2     30.3    3.3   9.0   1.8   28.2   13.5     3.4    3.5    2.9
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,403  100.0     3.3     33.6    2.0   8.0   1.4   30.0   12.6     3.2    2.6    3.2
     20 to 24 years.....................    3,894  100.0     5.4     26.5    4.7  10.0   2.2   26.2   14.5     3.6    4.4    2.6
  25 years and over.....................   54,493  100.0     5.5     25.9    2.3   7.8   1.2   34.7   13.6     3.3    3.8    2.0
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,140  100.0     4.6     31.4    2.7   9.4   1.5   28.0   13.6     3.0    3.5    2.4
     35 to 44 years.....................   12,904  100.0     4.2     40.3    1.9   6.4   1.0   27.4   11.9     2.7    2.5    1.6
     45 to 54 years.....................   13,435  100.0     5.0     27.8    2.3   6.7   1.2   35.6   11.9     3.4    3.8    2.1
     55 to 64 years.....................    9,830  100.0     6.9     15.3    2.7   7.9   1.5   40.0   15.1     3.5    4.8    2.3
     65 years and over..................    9,184  100.0     7.2      8.6    2.0   9.4    .9   44.6   16.8     4.0    4.6    2.0
                                                                                                                                
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
White...................................   53,556  100.0     5.5     26.8    2.7   8.1   1.4   32.6   13.6     3.5    3.8    2.1
Black or African American...............    5,580  100.0     4.6     23.0     .5   5.9    .3   45.4   13.7     1.6    2.8    2.2
Asian...................................    2,207  100.0     2.3     27.0    1.3   8.3    .3   38.9   10.9     3.3    4.1    3.6
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    4,982  100.0     3.1     35.7    1.4   5.3   1.2   35.9   10.9     2.2    2.7    1.7
                                                                                                                                
       Educational attainment (2)                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,231  100.0     3.3     23.9     .4   4.7   1.0   49.7   11.1     1.2    3.6    1.2
High school graduates, no college (3)...   10,887  100.0     5.1     23.7    1.5   8.1   1.8   39.0   12.9     2.5    3.8    1.6
Some college or associate degree .......   15,505  100.0     5.5     25.2    2.4   8.4   1.7   34.3   13.2     3.1    4.2    1.9
Bachelor's degree and higher (4)........   25,870  100.0     5.7     27.3    2.7   7.6    .7   31.9   14.3     3.9    3.5    2.4
                                                                                                                                
             Marital status                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
Single, never married...................   14,145  100.0     5.7     28.4    3.5   9.4   1.4   25.1   15.2     4.1    4.2    3.1
Married, spouse present.................   38,765  100.0     5.0     27.5    1.9   6.8   1.3   37.5   12.2     3.0    3.1    1.8
Other marital status (5)................    9,880  100.0     5.9     19.8    3.1  10.2   1.0   32.2   16.7     3.3    5.3    2.4
                                                                                                                                
        Presence of own children                                                                                                
           under 18 years (6)                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Men:                                                                                                                            
  No own children under 18 years old....   17,662  100.0     7.8     18.1    2.9   7.6   2.4   33.5   16.3     4.1    5.0    2.4
  With own children under 18 years old..    9,124  100.0     3.5     39.6    1.3   4.5   1.8   31.9   10.1     3.6    2.2    1.5
Women:                                                                                                                          
  No own children under 18 years old....   22,467  100.0     5.6     16.7    3.2  10.7    .8   37.1   15.8     3.5    4.0    2.7
  With own children under 18 years old..   13,536  100.0     2.7     44.8    1.3   6.1    .2   30.3    8.7     1.8    2.6    1.3
                                                                                                                                
           Employment status                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
Civilian labor force....................   44,522  100.0     5.3     28.3    2.5   7.9   1.4   32.1   13.2     3.4    3.7    2.2
  Employed..............................   40,980  100.0     5.3     28.0    2.5   7.9   1.4   32.2   13.3     3.5    3.6    2.3
    Full time (7).......................   31,625  100.0     5.8     27.9    2.5   7.9   1.6   31.4   13.6     3.5    3.6    2.3
    Part time (8).......................    9,355  100.0     3.8     28.5    2.4   7.9    .9   34.9   12.2     3.5    3.8    2.1
  Unemployed............................    3,542  100.0     5.0     31.5    3.0   8.6   1.6   30.2   12.4     2.1    4.3    1.2
Not in the labor force..................   18,268  100.0     5.3     21.9    2.3   8.0    .9   38.2   14.4     3.1    3.8    2.1

   1 Main organization is defined as the organization for which the volunteer worked the most hours during the year.  See the
Technical Note for more details.
   2 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.  
   5 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
   6 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews, grandchildren,
and other related and unrelated children.
   7 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
   8 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
   NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point from
September 1, 2009, through the survey period in September 2010. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African
American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified
as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. 



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Last Modified Date: October 29, 2020