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Highlights:

Data is based on an average of data betweeen 2007 and 2009. 

  • Montana has over 270,300 volunteers
  • 35.5% of Montana residents volunteer - ranking them 9th among the 50 states and Washington, DC
  • Montanans give 33.5 million hours of service
  • This is 44 hours per resident - ranking them 8th among the 50 states and Washington, DC
  • Montanans contribute $697.7 million of service
  • To see more information about the community factors that may influence Montana's volunteer rate, click here
  • For a detailed report in pdf format click here.

Trends

Based on single year data (2009)

  • Despite the economic crisis, the national volunteer rate went up to 26.8 percent in 2009, with 63.4 million volunteers donating approximately 8.1 billion hours of service in communities across the country.
  • In 2009, approximately 268,000 volunteers in Montana contributed 38.8 million hours of service.
  • In Montana, more than 8,300 people participate in national service each year through 47 national service projects and programs.
  • This year, the Corporation for National and Community Service will commit more than $9,300,000 to support the national service initiatives (Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Learn and Serve America, and other programs) in Montana.

Rankings

Average volunteer rates are based on pooled data from 2007 to 2009.

  • Volunteering: Rate - 35.5% and Rank - 9
  • Volunteer Hours per Resident: Rate - 44.0 hours and Rank - 8
  • Volunteer Retention: Rate - 69.2% and Rank - 17
  • Older Adults (ages 65 and older): Rate - 32.1% and Rank - 10
  • Baby Boomers (born 1946 to 1964): Rate - 41.0% and Rank - 7
  • Young Adults (ages 16-24): Rate - 26.1% and Rank - 15
  • Teenagers (ages 16-19): Rate - 23.9% and Rank - 33
  • Millennials (born in/after 1982): Rate - 26.8% and Rank - 15

Additional volunteer information can be found on the Volunteering In America website.