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3 in 4 adults age 50+ volunteer either formally or informally

Among adults ages 50 and older, “3 in 4 [75%] volunteered their time in service during that past year [2014]—representing a 13-point increase from 2003,” according to a 2016 AARP report. The rate of volunteering for an organization was 52%, while the rate of informal volunteering was 66%, and 43% volunteer for both an organization and on their own. (p. 39)
       
 
        Williams, A. R. (2016). Connecting, serving, and giving: Civic engagement among mid-life and older adults—2014. Washington DC: AARP. Retrieved from this source.
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