July 11, 2010
Volunteerism Rises Despite Bad Economy’s Continued Toll, Study Finds
The number of Americans who volunteer grew last year at the fastest rate in six years, according to a new report. That finding contradicted conventional wisdom that hard economic times cause people to spend less time on community activities.
The report, released last month by the Corporation for National and Community Service, says that 63.4 million adults—nearly 27 percent of the