Well that’s not good. So how are we changing this Austin? Who are your favorite nonprofits making this change? Take a look at this article from the Austin Biz Journal who are reporting that:
“The Austin-Round Rock area fell in the bottom half of a list ranking large cities’ volunteer rates, hitting No. 36 of 51 metros.
The annual Volunteering in America report, produced by the Corporation for National Community Service, shows that 25.3 percent of residents, or 347,000, in the metropolitan statistical area volunteer, based on an average using 2007-2009 data. The city contributed about $885.5 million worth in service in those years.
Austin ranked higher, No. 14 of 51 cities, on a listing of Baby Boomer volunteer rates, but lower than No. 40 on both a young adults and teenagers volunteer rates listing.”