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Study: Utah Ranks No. 1 For Volunteering

Nov 1, 2018, 7:49 AM
Utahns donate their time at the Utah Food Bank. Utah ranked No. 1 in volunteering....
Utahns donate their time at the Utah Food Bank. Utah ranked No. 1 in volunteering.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – It’s not news to anyone in Utah: This state ranks No. 1 in volunteering, and Salt Lake City ranks No. 3 nationwide.

The numbers are remarkable.

The latest Volunteering in America study from the Corporation for National and Community Service showed that nearly 51 percent of Utahns volunteered last year. That’s especially impressive when compared to the national average — 25 percent.

According to the study, nearly 77.4 million Americans served more than 6.9 billion hours last year. Those volunteering hours had an economic impact of nearly $170.9 billion.

The study also noted that volunteers donate to charity at twice the rate of Americans who don’t participate in community service. Volunteers also do something good for their neighborhood at three times the rate of non-volunteers.

“While volunteering may be top of mind during the holiday season, nonprofits need volunteer support throughout the year,” according to a media release on the volunteering study. “Go to serve.gov to find your year-round volunteer opportunity.”

 

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Study: Utah Ranks No. 1 For Volunteering