So who volunteers the most? Generation X (those born between 1965 to 1980) leads volunteering among generations in the United States. Generation X had a volunteer rate of 28.9 percent, followed by Baby Boomers at 25.7 percent.
Which age group volunteers the most?
By age, 35- to 44-year-olds and 45- to 54-year-olds were the most likely to volunteer (28.9 percent and 28.0 percent, respectively). Volunteer rates were lowest among 20- to 24-year-olds (18.4 percent). Teenagers (16- to 19-year-olds) continued to have a relatively high volunteer rate, at 26.4 percent.
What are the current trends in volunteering?
Current trends in volunteering
Volunteering trends are changing with more people volunteering but for less hours and shorter lengths of time. People are motivated to work with older adults for both personal benefit (e.g. improvement of resume, gaining new skills) and to help others (altruistic).
Do Millennials like to volunteer?
According to the book Thrive by Ariana Huffington, millennials will soon be in the lead for volunteer hours, dispelling the common belief that they are lazy and selfish. A recent report found that more than one-third of millenials volunteered 11 hours or more last year.
How do you know what your generation is?
Check out the latest definitions for each generation below:
- The Silent Generation: Born 1928-1945 (74-91 years old)
- Baby Boomers: Born 1946-1964 (55-73 years old)
- Generation X: Born 1965-1980 (39-54 years old)
- Millennials: Born 1981-1996 (23-38 years old)
- Generation Z: Born 1997-2012 (7-22 years old)
Which generation is the smartest?
Millennials are the smartest, richest, and potentially longest living generation of all time.