Volunteering and Civic Engagement in Alaska

Trends and Highlights Overview

Overall, in Alaska in 2012:

  • 33.2% of residents volunteer, ranking them 12th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
  • 52.3 volunteer hours per resident.
  • 196,310 volunteers.
  • 28.1 million hours of service.
  • $621.3 million of service contributed.
  • 62.6% of residents donate to charity.
  • 18.2% of residents participate in public meetings.
  • 34.8% of residents over age 55 volunteer.
  • Additional data is available on voting, group participation, social connectedness, and other volunteering and civic life indicators.

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National Service in Alaska

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National Service

National service refers to the Corporation for National and Community Service programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, and other programs and initiatives. Participants in these programs address community needs in disaster services, economic opportunity, education, the environment, health, and veterans and military families.

More than 480 AmeriCorps members and 530 Senior Corps volunteers are meeting local needs, strengthening communities, and increasing civic engagement through national service in Alaska. This year, CNCS will commit more than $5520000 to support Alaska communities through national service.

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