Every two years, AmeriCorps conducts the most robust longitudinal survey about volunteerism and other forms of civic engagement in the United States in partnership with the US Census Bureau. The data informs Volunteering and Civic Life in America, AmeriCorps’ comprehensive report about civic engagement trends in the United States. The latest report examines organizational volunteering, helping others informally, charitable giving, and other civic behaviors from September 2020-2021, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the research, Americans of all ages and backgrounds contributed countless hours to their communities through formal and informal volunteerism between 2020 and 2021 during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 51 percent of Americans, or 124.7 million people, informally helped friends, neighbors, or community members at least once a month.
Additionally. more than 23 percent of Americans, or 60.7 million people, formally volunteered, giving more than 4.1 billion hours of service with an estimated economic value of $122.9 billion.
Visit AmeriCorps.gov/VolunteeringInAmerica for more information about national demographics, your state, the 12 largest metropolitan areas, and more. Follow the digital conversation about Volunteering and Civic Life in America throughout the year on AmeriCorps’ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Don’t forget to follow the #AmericaVolunteers hashtag.
Share the news about your state! Click through the tabs below to find communications resources, sample social media, and graphics.
Please note: for state and metro areas, AmeriCorps provided an example using one state and one metro area for you to fill in the blanks with your area's information and downloaded graphics.
In this toolkit you will find helpful tips, resources, and materials that your organization can use with your audiences to talk about the importance of volunteering in your community.
Use the following emails to get your questions answered:
AmeriCorps is the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for Americans of all backgrounds to serve their country, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement.
#Shareworthy: @AmeriCorps’ Volunteering and Civic Life in America research found 60.7M+ Americans gave 4.1M+ hours to their communities when they needed it most! Read about our nation’s #Giving spirit during #COVID19 and more: AmeriCorps.gov/VolunteeringInAmerica
🚨 Volunteering & Civic Life in America #VirtualEvent 🚨 Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 3 p.m. ET
Join us + @AmeriCorps + @PointsofLight + @ncoc, + @IndSector to learn how our nation forged a path toward #COVID19 recovery through volunteerism. Register: Bit.ly/VCLAVirtualEvent.
We’re proud of the #Volunteers who strengthen & unite communities across the [#NewYorkCity] area! Check out @AmeriCorps’ Volunteering and Civic Life in America research for a snapshot of acts of #Service across our city. ⤵️ Read more: AmeriCorps.gov/VolunteeringInAmerica.
We’re proud of #Volunteers who strengthen and unite communities in [#Louisiana]! Check out @AmeriCorps’ latest Volunteering and Civic Life in America research for a snapshot of acts of #Service across our state. ⤵️ Read more: AmeriCorps.gov/VolunteeringInAmerica
#BigNews: [Utah ranked #1] in America for formal #Volunteering through an organization! Thanks to all [#Utahns] who unite and strengthen our communities by #Giving time to #DoGood. Find out how you can make a difference @AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps.gov/Volunteer.
#BigNews: [Delaware ranked #4] in America for informal helping. Thanks to all [#Delawareans] who lent a helping hand to their neighbors by watching their kids, running errands, & more. Find out how you can make a difference @AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps.gov/Volunteer.
Each year, more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs, help communities and families impacted by COVID-19, connect veterans to services, fight the opioid epidemic, help seniors live independently, rebuild communities after disasters, and lead conservation and climate change efforts.
The 2023 National Service Reports calculate the financial investment by AmeriCorps in each state and territory across the nation. These profiles paint a complete picture of the location of national service projects in each state, as well as how many AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are serving at each site.
These state reports demonstrate the scope of AmeriCorps presence throughout the nation. The agency’s programs are in more than 36,000 locations including in urban, rural, and tribal communities. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are placed at nonprofit, faith-based, municipal and community-based organizations.
The data shown in these reports represents national service activity completed between January 18, 2022, and January 17, 2023. To view the 2023 National Service Reports by state, visit americorps.gov/impact.
Below you can find a graphic for download that show the data for your own state. If you click to the next tab, you'll find sample social media. We used Georgia as an example to show what you can share for your own state. Don't forget to use the hashtag #AmeriCorpsWorks and tag @AmeriCorps when you share with your networks on social media.
Curious how #AmeriCorpsWorks for America? Check out #AmeriCorps' 2023 National Service Reports to learn how @AmeriCorps members and @AmeriCorpsSeniors volunteers make a difference across the USA (including your state or territory): AmeriCorps.gov/Impact.
We're proud to share that #AmeriCorpsWorks in Georgia! Check out @AmeriCorps’ 2023 National Service Report to see how #NationalService makes a difference for communities across our state. ⤵️
#RT to spread the word & learn more: AmeriCorps.gov/Georgia