ERIC Number: ED126376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Volunteer Service by Young People: 1965 and 1974.
Eberly, Donald J.
Comparable surveys of volunteering were made by the Census Bureau in 1965 and 1974. It was found that the rate of volunteering for 14-24 year olds increased from 14% in 1965 to 20% in 1974. Females volunteered at a greater rate than males. With a level of activity within an order of magnitude of both education and employment, and with an annual value estimated at $7.63 billion, volunteer service deserves to be classified as a major activity for young people. Also, volunteer service offers learning opportunities to young people as well as work experience and career exploration. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)