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Americans Devoted 8.1 Billion Hours to Volunteering in 2010

Research released by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service also shows that Generation X (born 1965-1981) served 110 million more hours than ever before, giving them a 2010 grand total of 2.3 billion volunteer hours.

The states with the highest volunteer rates were:

  1. Utah
  2. Iowa
  3. Minnesota
  4. Nebraska
  5. South Dakota

You can get involved by finding volunteer opportunities in your community, including for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, at Serve.gov.

To find more statistics on American volunteering, visit volunteeringinamerica.gov.