April 7, 2014
Despite Attempts to Boost Volunteerism, Rate Hits a New Low
Courtesy of the Entertainment Industry Foundation
Barack and Michelle Obama tried. The federal Corporation for National and Community Service tried. AARP and other nonprofits tried. Many corporations tried. Even Hollywood tried.
They, and many others, have tried over the past decade to boost the percentage of Americans who volunteer. But the numbers don’t seem to budge much.
In fact, the volunteerism rate in 2013 fell to 25.4 percent, the lowest since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began to collect the data in 2002.