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Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE)

This fact sheet presents information on the frequency of volunteering, trends in volunteering, and the organizations for which young people volunteer, utilizing data from multiple sources. Unlike many surveys, it shows that volunteering rates among young people are generally higher than they are among adults 26 and older. Findings of the Civic and Political Health of the Nation Survey (CPHS) indicate that: (1) Young people who volunteer are more likely to believe they can make a difference in their community: (2) Young people are more likely to volunteer if someone in their family has volunteered; and (3) Discussing politics at home is correlated with higher levels of civic engagement. Trends, timelines and reasons for volunteering, and contact mechanisms are discussed and diagrammatically presented. Appended are: (1) Characteristics of Volunteers and Non-Volunteers by Age Group; (2) Volunteering Rates Among 12th, 10th, and 8th Grade Students; and (3) Regular Volunteering Rates Among 12th, 10th, and 8th Grade Students. (Contains 12 endnotes, 11 figures, and 3 tables.) [This document was produced by the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE). For previous edition of this report, see ED485477.]

Descriptors: Grade 8, Volunteers, Age Differences, Student Participation, Trend Analysis, Grade 10, Grade 12, High School Students, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Citizen Participation, Civics, Student Characteristics, Family Influence

Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). University of Maryland, School of Public Policy, 2101 Van Munching Hall, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-2790; Web site: http://www.civicyouth.org





Author: Lopez, Mark Hugo; Marcelo, Karlo Barrios

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6620&id=ED498907



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