Volunteering and Civic Engagement in Alabama

Trends and Highlights Overview

Overall, in Alabama in 2012:

  • 25.1% of residents volunteer, ranking them 35th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
  • 27.4 volunteer hours per resident.
  • 900,490 volunteers.
  • 102.9 million hours of service.
  • $2.3 billion of service contributed.
  • 56.0% of residents donate to charity.
  • 9.1% of residents participate in public meetings.
  • 23.2% 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 Alabama

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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 515 AmeriCorps members and 11500 Senior Corps volunteers are meeting local needs, strengthening communities, and increasing civic engagement through national service in Alabama. This year, CNCS will commit more than $12750000 to support Alabama communities through national service.

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