Volunteering and Civic Engagement in Kansas

Trends and Highlights Overview

Overall, in Kansas in 2012:

  • 36.4% of residents volunteer, ranking them 4th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
  • 37.9 volunteer hours per resident.
  • 807,860 volunteers.
  • 82.9 million hours of service.
  • $1.8 billion of service contributed.
  • 57.2% of residents donate to charity.
  • 12.1% of residents participate in public meetings.
  • 38.3% 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 Kansas

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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 360 AmeriCorps members and 5900 Senior Corps volunteers are meeting local needs, strengthening communities, and increasing civic engagement through national service in Kansas. This year, CNCS will commit more than $7250000 to support Kansas communities through national service.

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