Every year, Volunteering in America releases a survey of who’s volunteering and where and why they decide to get involved. Last year, 62.8 million Americans volunteered and devoted an amazing 8.1 billion hours to service. The result? Almost $173 billion worth of work.
The survey is broken down by state, city and demographics. So which states are the most volunteer oriented? The top five are Utah, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. People born between 1965 and 1981 have increased their volunteer hours from the year before and are catching up with Baby Boomers in amount of time served.
As you can see, the East Coast isn’t represented in the top five. And what better state to break into the top five than New York? Thanks to all our volunteers who have supported New York Cares over the years. Keep up the good work, and let’s make sure New Yorkers are present on the list next year! Do your part to put New York City on the volunteering map by signing up for a project today!