The Facts!

  • 69 percent of moms nationwide want to guide their children to volunteer, but they’re not aware of community volunteer opportunities.^
  • 44% say they don’t have enough time ^
  • 45% say they don’t know how to make it fun and relevant for their kids ^
  • Adults who began volunteering as youth are twice as likely to volunteer as those who did not volunteer when they were younger.
  • Youth who volunteer just one hour a week are 50% less likely to abuse drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or engage in destructive behavior. +
  • Students who report doing better in school are more likely to be volunteers

^ 2008 Quaker Youth Volunteerism Report

+ Search Institute, 1995; Search Institute Survey of Youth 6th to 12th Graders, 1997

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