Volunteering and Civic Engagement in Iowa

Trends and Highlights Overview

Overall, in Iowa in 2013:

  • 34.7% of residents volunteer, ranking them 7th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
  • 794,500 volunteers
  • 72.4 million hours of service
  • $1.6 billion of service contributed
  • 35.0 volunteer hours per capita
  • 71.6% of residents engage in "informal volunteering" (for example, doing favors for neighbors)
  • 27.6% frequently discuss politics with family or friends
  • 90.9% frequently eat dinner with other members of the household
  • 45.4% frequently talk with neighbors
  • Additional data is available on voting, group participation, social connectedness, and other volunteering and civic life indicators.

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National Service in Iowa

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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 1000 AmeriCorps members and 5800 Senior Corps volunteers are meeting local needs, strengthening communities, and increasing civic engagement through national service in Iowa. This year, CNCS will commit more than $19730000 to support Iowa communities through national service.

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