Volunteering in America 2010: National, State and City Information

Volunteering in America 2010: National, State and City Information

Virtually all indicators (polls, studies, other research) show that volunteerism and public service are on the rise in America.  Political and civic leaders across the country are calling for Americans to volunteer as one way of addressing the critical challenges resulting from the economic crisis.  As stated by President Obama in June, 2009, "Economic recovery is as much about what you're doing in your communities as what we're doing in Washington - and it's going to take all of us, working together."  In response to this national call to service, in 2009 American volunteerism in our communities made the largest single-year increase in six years. Americans from all walks of life and of all ages are actively involved in providing service to their communities. This trending toward volunteerism throughout the United States represents a vital aspect of civic engagement and community service.

In keeping with the mission of Solomon Leadership Foundation, to  promote the efforts toward increased and effective civic leadership, we are temporarily replacing the ESSAY, which usually runs in this section, with Volunteering in America 2010: National, State, and City Information - Issue Brief.  This Issue Brief provides key findings on American volunteering at city, state, and national levels. We think the information and insights provided in the Issue  Brief will be of great value to civic and community leaders, public service practitioners, educators, and business decision makers.

This Issue Brief is published by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Office of Research and Policy Development, Washington, DC.  2010, June.

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Volunteering in America 2010: National, State and City Information

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