For the ninth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has ranked Utah first in the U.S. for voluntarism because of Utahns’ generosity and commitment to improve their communities. At a press conference on Wednesday with Lt. Governor Cox the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism announced the 2014 Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report ranked Utah as the No. 1 volunteering state in the nation for the ninth year running. Read the press release here. Volunteering and Civic Engagement in Utah Trends and Highlights Overview for Utah in for 2013:
- 45.3% of residents volunteer, ranking them 1st among the 50 states and Washington, DC.
- 937,770 volunteers
- 154.9 million hours of service
- $3.5 billion of service contributed
- 75.5 volunteer hours per capita
- 77.9% of residents engage in “informal volunteering” (for example, doing favors for neighbors)
“The people of Utah should be very proud for once again leading the nation in volunteer service. Volunteers enrich our communities and keep our nation strong. We salute Utah’s volunteers for your commitment and caring spirit.” – Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Volunteering and Civic Engagement in Salt Lake City, UT Trends and Highlights Overview for Salt Lake City, UT, in 2013:
- 36.4% of residents volunteer, ranking them 2nd among the 51 largest MSAs
- 303,100 volunteers
- 38.0 million hours of service
- $856.7 million of service contributed
- 48.8 volunteer hours per resident
Additional data is available on voting, group participation, social connectedness, and other volunteering and civic life indicators at www.volunteeringinamerica.gov.