U.S. Volunteerism

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U.S. Volunteerism

The most-recent year we could find the volunteerism rate among U.S. teens for was 2018, though that data was specific to teens who "volunteer at least monthly." Among U.S. teens in the Eighth Grade (ages 13-14), 26% "volunteer at least monthly." Among U.S. teens in Grades 10 (ages 15-16) and 12 (ages 17-18), 34% and 38% "volunteer at least monthly", respectively.

National Youth Outcomes Initiative's 2018 Survey

  • According to a survey conducted by the National Youth Outcomes Initiative in 2018, 26% of U.S. teens in the Eighth Grade "volunteer at least monthly." Students in the Eighth Grade are between the ages of 13 and 14.
  • The survey found that among U.S. teens in the 10th Grade, 34% "volunteer at least monthly." Students in the 10th Grade are between the ages of 15 and 16.
  • Among U.S. teens in the 12th Grade, 38% "volunteer at least monthly." Students in the 12th Grade are between the ages of 17 and 18.

National Youth Outcomes Initiative's 2017 Survey

Prudential's Teen Volunteerism Survey

  • We found an interesting survey of U.S. teens regarding their volunteerism that was conducted by Prudential.
  • The survey, called the "Teen Survey on Volunteering", does not state the year in which it was conducted. However, Prudential includes the survey as a resource on the same page as the company's application page for its "2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award" and the survey results were referenced in this 2018 article. We included data from the survey, despite the fact that it doesn't state the year in which it was conducted, because it might have been conducted in 2018 (though we aren't certain of that) and due to its comprehensiveness on the topic of U.S. teen volunteerism.
  • Of the 1,200 U.S. teens who participated in the survey, 67% said they have volunteered.
  • Among the teens surveyed, 76% believed that volunteering is important.
  • Of the teens who have volunteered, 90% responded "that volunteering makes them feel good about themselves."
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