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Table 5. Main volunteer activity for main organization for which activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2014

Table 5. Main volunteer activity for main organization for which activities were performed and selected characteristics,
September 2014
                                                                                                                                                     
                                       Percent distribution of main volunteer activity for main organization (1)                                     
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                               Pro-                                  
                                                                                                               vide                                  
                                                                           Collect,          Pro-             profes-            Engage              
                                                                           make or           vide             sional   Engage      in                
                                    Coach                           Col-   distri-          coun-               or       in       gen-               
                            Total    ref-                          lect,    bute    Fund-  seling,            manage-  music,     eral          Equal
                            volun-  eree,                 Be an    pre-    cloth-   raise   medi-  Provide     ment    perfor-   labor;          time
    Characteristics in      teers    or,   Tutor          usher,   pare,    ing,     or      cal   general    assis-   mance,    supply         among
      September 2014        (thou-  super-   or   Mentor  greet-   dis-    crafts   sell    care,  office     tance,     or,     trans-  Other   all 
                            sands)  vise   teach  youth   er, or   tri-  or goods  items    fire/,   ser-    includ-   other     port-               
                                    sports                 mini-   bute,   other     to      EMS,   vices     ing     artis-     ation               
                                    teams                  ster     or     than    raise     or             serving    tic        to                 
                                                                  serve    food    money    pro-             on a     activ-    people               
                                                                   food                      tec-             board    ities                         
                                                                                            tive               or                                    
                                                                                            ser-             commit-                                 
                                                                                           vices              tee                                    
                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                     
          Sex                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                     
Total, both sexes.........  62,757    5.5    9.3    6.0    4.5    10.8     3.7     10.3     2.9       4.3     7.1      3.9      8.2      14.7    8.8 
   Men....................  26,375    9.4    6.9    6.3    5.3     9.0     2.5      8.5     3.4       2.9     8.5      3.9     11.5      13.9    7.9 
   Women..................  36,381    2.6   11.1    5.8    3.9    12.1     4.7     11.6     2.6       5.2     6.1      3.9      5.7      15.2    9.4 
                                                                                                                                                     
          Age                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                     
Total, 16 years and over..  62,757    5.5    9.3    6.0    4.5    10.8     3.7     10.3     2.9       4.3     7.1      3.9      8.2      14.7    8.8 
  16 to 24 years..........   8,469    5.4   10.3    8.4    2.6     9.7     3.3      9.5     2.7       3.3     1.8      5.5     12.5      15.8    9.2 
     16 to 19 years.......   4,334    5.3   10.3    7.7    2.6    10.5     2.9      9.4     1.6       2.2     1.1      6.4     13.4      16.4   10.2 
     20 to 24 years.......   4,135    5.5   10.3    9.1    2.7     8.9     3.7      9.6     3.8       4.5     2.4      4.5     11.6      15.2    8.2 
  25 years and over.......  54,288    5.5    9.2    5.7    4.8    11.0     3.8     10.4     3.0       4.4     7.9      3.7      7.5      14.5    8.7 
     25 to 34 years.......   9,291    5.9    9.9    7.5    3.6     9.3     3.8     10.9     3.8       3.8     4.7      3.3      8.4      16.7    8.4 
     35 to 44 years.......  11,783   10.2   11.9    7.4    2.9     8.8     3.6     10.8     2.4       3.7     6.9      3.1      6.6      12.9    8.9 
     45 to 54 years.......  12,204    6.5    8.7    6.4    4.4    12.1     3.3     11.1     2.5       4.4     8.7      2.9      7.2      13.1    8.8 
     55 to 64 years.......  10,331    2.9    8.3    4.8    6.0    11.8     3.2     10.0     3.5       4.5     9.7      4.9      8.1      13.9    8.4 
     65 years and over....  10,679    1.2    6.8    2.3    7.2    12.8     5.2      9.3     2.9       5.8     9.4      4.3      7.4      16.5    9.0 
                                                                                                                                                     
   Race and Hispanic or                                                                                                                              
    Latino ethnicity                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                     
White.....................  52,201    5.7    9.4    5.9    4.3    10.4     3.7     11.0     2.9       4.2     7.6      3.8      8.3      14.4    8.3 
Black or African                                                                                                                                     
 American.................  6,094     4.3    8.1    7.5    7.1    12.9     4.4      6.5     3.3       4.8     3.8      4.8      6.5      14.0   12.1 
                                                                                                                                                     
Asian.....................   2,513    3.0   10.2    5.0    2.9    11.5     4.9      6.7     3.3       4.3     6.6      3.6      8.1      20.0    9.7 
Hispanic or Latino                                                                                                                                   
 ethnicity................   5,982    6.5   10.8    6.0    7.7    11.5     3.4      8.4     2.5       3.1     3.5      3.6      8.2      16.1    8.7 
                                                                                                                                                     
   Educational attainment (2)                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                     
Less than a high school                                                                                                                              
 diploma..................   2,100    3.2    6.9    4.3    9.1    17.4     5.2      7.3     2.2       1.7     1.8      2.7     13.9      15.8    8.6 
High school graduates, no                                                                                                                            
 college (3)..............  10,075    5.2    6.7    4.2    5.9    13.7     4.7     10.0     2.7       4.7     3.6      3.5      9.9      16.4    8.9 
Some college or associate                                                                                                                            
 degree ..................  15,494    5.3    8.6    5.6    5.2    11.8     4.1     11.4     2.7       4.5     5.0      4.0      7.6      14.5    9.9 
Bachelor's degree and                                                                                                                                
 higher (4)...............  26,619    5.9   10.6    6.4    3.8     9.0     3.2     10.3     3.4       4.5    11.8      3.6      6.0      13.6    8.0 
                                                                                                                                                     
     Marital status                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                     
Single, never married.....  15,183    5.1    9.0    6.8    3.3    10.3     3.6     10.0     3.5       4.0     3.8      4.5     11.0      16.3    8.9 
Married, spouse present...  37,160    6.1   10.0    6.1    4.8    10.6     3.6     10.5     2.6       4.1     8.7      3.8      7.3      13.3    8.5 
Other marital status (5)..  10,414    3.8    7.3    4.6    5.1    12.4     4.6     10.1     3.2       5.4     6.3      3.5      7.2      17.0    9.5 
                                                                                                                                                     
   Presence of own children                                                                                                                          
      under 18 years (6)                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                     
Men:                                                                                                                                                 
  No own children under                                                                                                                              
   18 years old...........  18,184    5.1    6.8    5.5    5.8    10.1     2.5      8.3     3.8       3.6     8.6      4.2     12.7      15.3    7.8 
                                                                                                                                                     
  With own children under                                                                                                                            
   18 years old...........   8,191   18.9    7.1    8.2    4.2     6.6     2.4      8.9     2.8       1.6     8.4      3.1      9.0      10.6    8.2 
Women:                                                                                                                                               
  No own children under                                                                                                                              
   18 years old...........  23,567    1.8    9.3    4.9    4.9    12.8     5.0     11.0     3.0       5.5     6.3      4.6      6.2      15.7    9.1 
  With own children under                                                                                                                            
   18 years old...........  12,814    4.2   14.3    7.7    2.1    10.9     4.0     12.7     1.8       4.6     5.8      2.7      4.8      14.4   10.0 
                                                                                                                                                     
   Employment status                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                     
Civilian labor force......  42,780    7.0    9.3    6.6    4.1     9.9     3.1     11.0     3.1       3.7     7.9      3.9      7.9      13.7    8.7 
  Employed................  40,497    7.0    9.5    6.6    4.1     9.8     3.0     11.1     3.2       3.6     8.1      3.8      7.9      13.6    8.7 
    Full time (7).........  31,557    7.9    8.7    6.9    4.1     9.6     3.0     11.5     3.4       3.3     8.4      3.5      8.1      13.3    8.5 
    Part time (8).........   8,940    3.7   12.4    5.8    4.0    10.7     3.2     10.0     2.5       4.8     7.2      4.8      7.1      14.6    9.4 
  Unemployed..............   2,283    6.7    6.3    6.8    5.3    10.8     5.4      8.9     2.0       4.6     4.3      6.0      8.9      15.6    8.5 
Not in the labor force....  19,977    2.2    9.3    4.8    5.3    12.9     5.0      8.8     2.5       5.5     5.4      3.9      8.6      16.7    9.1 
                                                                                                                                                     
  1 Main organization is defined as the organization for which the volunteer worked the most hours during the year. See the Technical
Note for more details.
  2 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
  3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  4 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
  5 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
  6 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and other
related and unrelated children.
  7 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
  8 Usually work less than 35 hours a week at all jobs.
  NOTE: Data on volunteers relate to persons who performed unpaid volunteer activities for an organization at any point from September
1, 2013, through the survey period in September 2014. Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian)
do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of
any race. 



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Last Modified Date: February 25, 2015
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