Indicators of Child, Family, and Community Connections. Volunteering as a family

08/01/2004

Overall, 37 percent of adults volunteered with family members in 2001. Approximately 39 percent of whites volunteered with family members, while 34 percent of blacks and 29 percent of Hispanics did so. Volunteering is defined here as actually working in some way to help others, and not just belonging to a service organization. Volunteerism can be performed in an organized group, or individually for children, neighbors, friends, or even strangers.

Percentage of adults who volunteered with family members in the past year,
by race and Hispanic origin: 2001

Percentage of adults who volunteered with family members in the past year, by race and Hispanic origin: 2001. See text for explanation.

Note: Estimates for whites and blacks includes Hispanics.
Source: Estimates supplied by C. Toppe, Independent Sector, based on data from the 2001 Giving and Volunteering in the United States Survey.

  Percent
Table 14a.
Percentage of adults who volunteered with family members in the past year,
by race and Hispanic origin: 2001
Total 37.2
Race and Hispanic Origin(a)  
  White 38.6
  Black 34.1
  Hispanic 29.4
a. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Estimates for blacks and whites include Hispanics.
Source: Estimates supplied by C. Toppe, Independent Sector, based on data from the 2001 Giving and Volunteering in the United States Survey.

 

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