Volunteering and Civic Engagement among Older Adults
Trends and Highlights Overview
Overall, among Older Adults in 2012:
- 24.4% of residents volunteer.
- 10.3 million volunteers.
- 1.8 billion hours of service.
- Additional data is available on voting, group participation, social connectedness, and other volunteering and civic life indicators.
Please explore additional findings below.
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.
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