Individuals between the ages of 35 and 54 are the most likely to volunteer their time according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Volunteerism improves health by strengthening the body, improving mood, and lessening stress in participants.
60% of hiring managers see the act of volunteerism as a valuable asset when making recruitment decisions according to a study performed by Career Builder.
A study by Deloitte found that 61% of millennials who rarely or never volunteer still consider a company’s commitment to the community when making a decision on a potential job.
One out of four American’s volunteer, two out of three Americans help their neighbor according to a study performed by The Corporation for National & Community Service.
Volunteers are worth on average $24.14 an hour according to an Independent Sector Study.
Volunteerism has a value of over $184 billion per year.
Benjamin Franklin started The Union Fire Company, in 1736, the first volunteer-run firehouse worldwide.
Volunteers, on average, spend 50 hours per year donating their time to the greater good.
There are more than 1.8 million active nonprofits in the United States alone
Volunteers under the age of 24 accounts for 22.6% of all volunteers.
92% of human resource executives agree that contributing to a nonprofit can improve an employee’s leadership skills.
Volunteers are almost twice as likely to donate to a charity than those that don’t volunteer according to The Corporation for National & Community Service.
San Jose, CA is ranked #1 for recruiting volunteers who are millennials.
Women currently volunteer more than men (by about 6% more) according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Volunteers are 66% more likely to donate financially to the organization they support than those who do not volunteer their time.