Publication Date

3-8-2010

Summary

Over one million individuals reported volunteering internationally in 2008. Young or middle-aged, White, college graduates with higher incomes, employed fulltime, and married without dependent children were the most frequent candidates for volunteer service abroad. The majority of international volunteers served with a faith-based organization. Data for this report were gathered from the September 2004 through September 2009 volunteer supplements to the Current Population Survey (CPS)—a monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households. The volunteer supplement includes questions about service performed domestically and abroad. Two items specifically assess the rate and frequency of international volunteer service. More detailed information about sampling, definitions, and analysis can be found under Methodological Notes at the end of this report.

Document Type

Research Brief

Category

Civic Engagement and Service

Subarea

International Service

Original Citation

Lough, B. J. (2010).International volunteerism in the United States, 2008 (CSD Research Brief 10-11). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

CSD System Number

603

Keywords

international service, international, volunteer service, volunteerism, youth service

Modified Date

2015-07-22

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