Millions of Americans give in ways that support their communities. Volunteers working with community organizations contributed 4.1 billion hours of service nationally in 2021, according to the most recent survey of volunteering by AmeriCorps. The value of that gift of time: $122.9 billion. AmeriCorps works with the U.S. census to measure civic engagement through formal volunteering. Utah residents volunteer at the highest rate—nearly 41%—and Wyoming comes in second at 39%. The Census Bureau also tracks informal volunteering, where someone helps another directly, such as running errands for a neighbor, watching each other’s children or in some way lending a hand, and found that nearly 51% of Americans report offering that kind of help.
Source: Volunteering and Civic Life in America | AmeriCorps