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About one quarter of adults age 55+ engaged in volunteer work in 2015

In 2015, "35- to 44-year-olds and 45- to 54-year-olds were the most likely to volunteer (28.9% and 28.0%, respectively). Among 55-64 year olds, the rate is 25.1%, and for those over age 65, the rate drops to 23%, according to a 2016 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
       
 
        Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2016). Volunteering in the United  States -- 2015. Washington DC: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from this source.
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