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Volunteering in the U.S.

December 19, 2002

About 59 million people did volunteer work at some point from September 2001 to September 2002. Slightly more than 1 in 4 persons age 16 and over volunteered.

Volunteer rates, September 2002 (percent)
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The incidence of volunteering was higher among women (31.1 percent) than among men (23.8 percent). This relationship held across age groups, education levels, and other major characteristics.

These data are from a supplement to the September 2002 Current Population Survey. Find out more in "Volunteering in the United States," news release USDL 02-686.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Volunteering in the U.S. at (visited June 21, 2024).

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