Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Government Report Says Most Volunteering Is Through Faith-Based Organizations

The Corporation for National & Community Service, a federal agency, yesterday announced that it has issued a new report titled Volunteering in America 2009 (Research Highlights). A portion of the research focuses on Volunteering in America's Faith-Based Organizations. It found that faith-based organizations attract the most volunteers. In 2006-2008, 35.9% of all volunteers worked with religious organizations. The percentages are even higher among older volunteers and African-American volunteers. Also, faith-based organizations had the highest retention rate of volunteers (70%) from year to year.