Table 6. Volunteers by how they became involved with main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2014

Table 6. Volunteers by how they became involved with main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and
selected characteristics, September 2014
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                             Percent distribution of how volunteers became involved with main               
                                                                     organization (1)                                       
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                           Total                       Was asked by:                                        
                                           volun-                                                                     Not   
   Characteristics in September 2014       teers          Approach-                                                 report- 
                                           (thou-          ed the                   Rela-  Someone                  ing how 
                                           sands)  Total   organi-        Boss or    tive,  in the           Other  became  
                                                           zation  Total employer  friend, organi-   Some-            in-   
                                                                    (2)             or    zation/    one            volved  
                                                                                     co-   school    else                   
                                                                                   worker                                   
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                  Sex                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                            
Total, both sexes.......................   62,757  100.0    40.8    41.0    1.6     14.3     23.6    1.4     14.6    3.6    
   Men..................................   26,375  100.0    40.2    42.1    1.5     15.7     23.4    1.3     14.2    3.4    
   Women................................   36,381  100.0    41.3    40.2    1.7     13.3     23.6    1.5     14.8    3.7    
                                                                                                                            
                  Age                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                            
Total, 16 years and over................   62,757  100.0    40.8    41.0    1.6     14.3     23.6    1.4     14.6    3.6    
  16 to 24 years........................    8,469  100.0    40.2    37.4    1.4     15.0     18.5    2.1     18.1    4.3    
     16 to 19 years.....................    4,334  100.0    39.0    38.9     .3     14.8     21.5    2.2     17.7    4.3    
     20 to 24 years.....................    4,135  100.0    41.5    35.7    2.7     15.3     15.4    2.1     18.4    4.3    
  25 years and over.....................   54,288  100.0    40.9    41.6    1.6     14.2     24.3    1.3     14.0    3.5    
     25 to 34 years.....................    9,291  100.0    40.8    41.4    2.6     15.6     22.2    1.0     13.8    4.0    
     35 to 44 years.....................   11,783  100.0    38.4    43.9    2.0     13.0     27.6    1.1     14.6    3.0    
     45 to 54 years.....................   12,204  100.0    40.1    42.2    1.6     13.9     25.4    1.2     14.0    3.7    
     55 to 64 years.....................   10,331  100.0    42.7    40.3    1.8     14.5     22.5    1.4     13.6    3.4    
     65 years and over..................   10,679  100.0    43.0    39.8     .4     14.2     23.2    1.8     13.9    3.3    
                                                                                                                            
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity                                                                                      
                                                                                                                            
White...................................   52,201  100.0    41.0    41.2    1.6     14.5     23.7    1.2     14.4    3.4    
Black or African American...............    6,094  100.0    38.8    40.9    1.4     13.6     23.3    2.5     15.4    4.9    
Asian...................................    2,513  100.0    40.7    38.2    2.2     11.9     22.5    1.5     15.2    5.8    
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity............    5,982  100.0    43.6    39.0    1.5     12.6     23.4    1.4     13.7    3.7    
                                                                                                                            
       Educational attainment (3)                                                                                           
                                                                                                                            
Less than a high school diploma.........    2,100  100.0    44.1    40.6    -       15.1     24.2    1.3     12.8    2.5    
High school graduates, no college (4)...   10,075  100.0    41.1    41.0    1.4     14.9     23.3    1.2     14.2    3.6    
Some college or associate degree .......   15,494  100.0    41.2    41.1    1.4     14.6     23.8    1.2     14.4    3.3    
Bachelor's degree and higher (5)........   26,619  100.0    40.4    42.2    2.0     13.6     25.1    1.4     13.8    3.6    
                                                                                                                            
             Marital status                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
Single, never married...................   15,183  100.0    40.2    38.0    1.8     15.3     19.0    1.7     17.1    4.7    
Married, spouse present.................   37,160  100.0    40.7    43.0    1.6     13.9     26.0    1.2     13.3    3.0    
Other marital status (6)................   10,414  100.0    42.4    38.5    1.3     14.2     21.3    1.6     15.1    4.0    
                                                                                                                            
Presence of own children under 18 years (7)                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
Men:                                                                                                                        
  No own children under 18 years old....   18,184  100.0    41.2    40.2    1.5     16.2     20.9    1.3     14.8    3.8    
  With own children under 18 years old..    8,191  100.0    37.9    46.5    1.6     14.6     29.0    1.2     13.0    2.7    
Women:                                                                                                                      
  No own children under 18 years old....   23,567  100.0    42.1    38.6    1.6     14.7     20.5    1.7     15.2    4.1    
  With own children under 18 years old..   12,814  100.0    39.7    43.2    1.7     10.7     29.4    1.2     14.1    3.0    
                                                                                                                            
           Employment status                                                                                                
                                                                                                                            
Civilian labor force....................   42,780  100.0    39.7    42.1    2.2     14.9     23.6    1.3     14.7    3.5    
  Employed..............................   40,497  100.0    39.6    42.3    2.3     14.8     23.7    1.2     14.6    3.5    
    Full time (8).......................   31,557  100.0    39.2    42.7    2.8     15.3     23.3    1.2     14.5    3.6    
    Part time (9).......................    8,940  100.0    40.7    40.8     .7     13.1     25.3    1.5     15.1    3.4    
  Unemployed............................    2,283  100.0    42.0    39.0     .7     15.6     20.8    2.0     16.4    2.6    
Not in the labor force..................   19,977  100.0    43.2    38.8     .3     13.1     23.5    1.7     14.2    3.8    
                                                                                                                            
  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 Includes persons who did not specify who asked them to volunteer, not shown separately.
  3 Data refer to persons 25 years and over.
  4 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
  5 Includes persons with bachelor's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
  6 Includes divorced, separated, and widowed persons.
  7 Own children include sons, daughters, stepchildren, and adopted children. Not included are nieces, nephews,
grandchildren, and other related and unrelated children.
  8 Usually work 35 hours or more a week at all jobs.
  9 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. Dash represents or rounds to zero.



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