Table 6. Volunteers by how they became involved with main organization for which volunteer activities were performed and selected characteristics, September 2013

Table 6. Volunteers by how they became involved with main organization for which volunteer activities were performed
and selected characteristics, September 2013                                                                        
                                                                                                                    
                                    Percent distribution of how volunteers became involved with main                
                                                            organization (1)                                        
                                                                                                                    
                           Total                              Was asked by:                                         
   Characteristics in      volun-                                                                              Not  
     September 2013        teers          Approach-                                                          report-
                           (thou-          ed the                        Rela-    Someone                    ing how
                           sands)  Total   organi-  Total    Boss or      tive     in the            Other   became 
                                           zation    (2)    employer    friend,   organi-    Some-             in-  
                                                                         or      zation/     one             volved 
                                                                          co-     school     else                   
                                                                        worker                                      
                                                                                                                    
          Sex                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                    
Total, both sexes......... 62,615  100.0    43.0    40.8       1.5       14.7      23.0       1.4    12.8      3.4  
   Men.................... 26,404  100.0    41.8    42.4       1.6       16.4      22.8       1.4    12.3      3.5  
   Women.................. 36,211  100.0    44.0    39.6       1.5       13.5      23.1       1.3    13.2      3.3  
                                                                                                                    
         Age                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                    
Total, 16 years and                                                                                                 
over...................... 62,615  100.0    43.0    40.8       1.5       14.7      23.0       1.4    12.8      3.4  
  16 to 24 years..........  8,466  100.0    43.1    38.1       1.2       15.7      19.9       1.3    14.5      4.3  
     16 to 19 years.......  4,383  100.0    45.0    37.6        .8       13.5      21.9       1.4    13.9      3.4  
     20 to 24 years.......  4,083  100.0    41.1    38.6       1.7       18.2      17.6       1.1    15.1      5.2  
  25 years and over....... 54,148  100.0    43.0    41.2       1.6       14.6      23.5       1.4    12.6      3.2  
     25 to 34 years.......  9,118  100.0    41.7    42.1       2.3       15.8      22.6       1.2    12.5      3.7  
     35 to 44 years....... 12,098  100.0    41.6    43.6       1.8       14.0      26.1       1.5    11.6      3.2  
     45 to 54 years....... 12,184  100.0    42.6    42.1       1.6       14.5      24.6       1.2    12.1      3.2  
     55 to 64 years....... 10,191  100.0    43.8    39.1       1.6       14.5      21.2       1.6    14.1      3.0  
     65 years and over.... 10,558  100.0    45.6    38.6        .7       14.4      21.9       1.3    12.8      3.0  
                                                                                                                    
 Race and Hispanic or                                                                                               
  Latino ethnicity                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                    
White..................... 52,685  100.0    43.1    40.8       1.5       14.8      22.9       1.4    12.9      3.2  
Black or African                                                                                                    
American..................  5,637  100.0    43.0    40.5        .9       14.1      23.7       1.3    12.3      4.2  
Asian.....................  2,525  100.0    46.2    37.6       2.4       11.8      22.7        .6    11.3      4.9  
Hispanic or Latino                                                                                                  
 ethnicity................  5,838  100.0    45.4    37.5       1.2       12.0      22.7       1.5    13.9      3.1  
                                                                                                                    
Educational attainment (3)                                                                                          
                                                                                                                    
Less than a high                                                                                                    
 school diploma...........  2,204  100.0    45.3    38.9        .3       12.9      23.9       1.5    12.0      3.8  
High school graduates,                                                                                              
 no college (4)........... 10,138  100.0    42.9    39.6       1.2       15.2      21.6       1.3    13.7      3.8  
Some college or                                                                                                     
 associate degree ........ 15,562  100.0    43.3    40.7       1.2       14.5      23.4       1.5    13.3      2.8  
Bachelor's degree and                                                                                               
 higher (5)............... 26,244  100.0    42.8    42.3       2.1       14.5      24.1       1.3    11.7      3.2  
                                                                                                                    
    Marital status                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                    
Single, never married....  14,851  100.0    43.4    39.0       1.5       16.6      19.5       1.3    13.4      4.3  
Married, spouse present..  37,719  100.0    42.9    41.7       1.5       14.0      24.7       1.3    12.5      2.9  
Other marital status (6).  10,045  100.0    42.9    39.9       1.8       14.6      21.6       1.7    13.3      3.8  
                                                                                                                    
Presence of own  children                                                                                           
 under 18 years (7)                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
Men:                                                                                                                
  No own children under                                                                                             
   18 years old..........  17,646  100.0    41.7    41.3       1.7       17.1      20.9       1.4    13.1      3.8  
  With own children under                                                                                           
   18 years old..........   8,758  100.0    41.8    44.6       1.5       14.9      26.7       1.3    10.7      2.9  
Women:                                                                                                              
  No own children under                                                                                             
   18 years old..........  23,201  100.0    45.5    37.2       1.5       14.6      19.5       1.4    13.7      3.6  
  With own children under                                                                                           
   18 years old..........  13,009  100.0    41.3    43.9       1.5       11.6      29.5       1.1    12.3      2.6  
                                                                                                                    
  Employment status                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                    
Civilian labor force.....  43,162  100.0    41.7    42.3       2.1       15.4      23.3       1.4    12.6      3.4  
  Employed............... 140,401  100.0    41.5    42.6       2.1       15.4      23.6       1.4    12.4      3.4  
    Full time (8)........  31,524  100.0    40.7    43.2       2.6       15.8      23.4       1.3    12.6      3.5  
    Part time (9)........   8,877  100.0    44.4    40.6        .6       14.0      24.1       1.7    11.8      3.1  
  Unemployed.............   2,761  100.0    43.8    37.8       1.0       15.6      19.4       1.7    14.8      3.6  
Not in the labor force...  19,452  100.0    46.1    37.4        .4       13.3      22.2       1.3    13.4      3.1  

   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 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, 2012, through the survey period in September 2013. 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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