ERIC Number: ED485477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Volunteering Among Young People. CIRCLE Fact Sheet.
Lopez, Mark Hugo
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement
Volunteering rates among young people are generally higher than they are among adults 26 and older. However, measuring volunteer rates among all adults is a difficult task. In recent years, efforts at measuring volunteering have produced widely different estimates, largely because of the methods employed to measure volunteering. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics? Current Population Survey estimated the national volunteer rate among adults age 16 and older at 27.6 percent in the year prior to September 2002. Alternatively, Independent Sector, a major source for information on volunteering and giving, reports a national volunteer rate of approximately 44 percent in 2000. This fact sheet presents information on the frequency of volunteering, trends in volunteering, and the organizations for which young people volunteer utilizing data from many sources.
Descriptors: Volunteers, Student Volunteers, Secondary School Students, College Students, Young Adults, Adolescents, Citizen Participation
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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