At a Glance: Volunteers are 27 percent more likely to find a job after being out of work than a non-volunteer.
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Stop the excuses for why you can’t give back to your community today. Volunteering offers tons of benefits for your health and happiness. So get moving!

Here are 14 fast and fun facts that can motivate you to start volunteering today:

  • 24.9% — Percentage of Americans who volunteered in 2015
    • ...That means 62.6 million Americans gave back to their communities in some way.

  • 7.8 billion — Number of hours those volunteers donated
  • $184 billion — The estimated dollar value of those volunteer hours
  • Utah — The No. 1 state in percentage of residents who volunteer
    • …which totals 43.2% of Utah residents

    • (Louisiana ranked last among all the states for percentage of residents who volunteered at 18.43%)

  • 27% — How much more likely a volunteer is to find a job after being out of work than a non-volunteer
  • 1/2 — The amount of Americans who donated at least $25 to charity in 2015
  • Generation X — The age group that has the highest volunteer rate of 29%
    • …but the Silent Generation (75 and older) has the highest median hours volunteered of 100-plus hours a year.

Join the increasing numbers of people who are choosing to give to others. You’ll be amazed how much you’ll get back in return.


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