Monday, June 20, 2011
Applauding the Volunteers Among Us
In addition to sharing a few snapshots, we also wanted to share some encouraging statistics that Program Coordinator and Event Hostess Nya Moses pulled from the United Way:
• Neighborhood engagement levels have risen sharply since 2007, with a 31% increase in the number of people who worked with their neighbors to fix a community problem and a 17 % increase in the number of
people who attended community meetings.
• Between September 2008 and March 2009, more than a third (37%) of nonprofit organizations report increasing the number of volunteers they use, and almost half (48%) foresee increasing their usage of volunteers in the coming year.
• About 8.24 million young people ages 16-24 volunteered in 2008, over 441,000 more than in 2007.This increase in young adult volunteers makes up almost half of the overall increase in the number of volunteers nationally.
• Adults who began volunteering as youth are twice as likely to volunteer as those who did not volunteer when they were younger.