Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation. We invest in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. Their website home to the most comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life in the 50 states and 51 cities across the country. Data includes volunteer rates and rankings, civic engagement trends, and analysis. The report breaks down rating and rank by state, major cities, age, etc.
Obviously the Outer Banks is too small to be measured by this group. It would be interesting to know. I’ll give you some results for North Carolina and you decide where we rank in that listing.
Overall, in North Carolina in 2015:
- 25.8% of residents volunteer, ranking them 29th among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
- 2,012,199 volunteers
- 29.8 volunteer hours per capita
- 230.63 million hours of service
- $5.5 billion of service contributed
- 47.8% of residents donate $25 or more to charity
Civic Life in America (2013 data):
- 92.8% frequently eat dinner with other members of the household
- 85.9% frequently talk with neighbors
- 38.5% of residents participate in groups and/or organizations
- 62.9% of residents engage in “informal volunteering” (for example, doing favors for neighbors)
How do you think we are doing?