Each year, the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service, issues the Volunteering and Civic Life in America report. This report ranks volunteerism, according to various measures, for every state. Since the organization began reporting this data in 2002, Utah has been number one in volunteerism.
Let’s take a look at the latest data from 2014. In Utah we saw:
Across the USA, 62.8 million adults volunteered through an organization in 2014, with a total of 7.9 billion volunteer hours. This contributed nearly $184 billion worth of service. But Utah stands out in a big way. The national average for volunteerism for 2014 sits at 25.3% — our state’s participation in volunteer service is far higher than the national average. Kudos to Utahns and all of our volunteers for this tremendous participation rate!