Publication Date

7-1-2008

Summary

This analysis examines rates of international volunteering among various demographic groups in the United States using data from the 2005 Current Population Survey. We use logistic regression analyses to address the importance of inclusion. Those most likely to serve overseas are white, highly educated, young, foreign-born individuals without dependent children in the home and not employed full-time. As a type of volunteering implemented primarily through the nonprofit sector, these findings suggest implications for recruitment and retention of volunteers who serve abroad.

Document Type

Working Paper

Category

Civic Engagement and Service

Subarea

International Service

Original Citation

McBride, A. M., & Lough, B. J. (2008). Access to international volunteering (CSD Working Paper No. 08-30). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7PG1R8B

Project

Advancing Research & Policy on International Volunteer Service

Keywords

volunteerism, international, international service

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