NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DoSomething.org, the largest U.S. organization for teens and social change, releases "The DoSomething.org Index on Young People & Volunteering 2012: The Year of Friends with Benefits" today.
Ninety three percent of teens say they want to volunteer; but a far smaller percentage of young people actually do volunteer. This Index exposes why some teens and college students volunteer and why some don't, and gives insight into how to close that gap.
The report includes data on 13 – 22 year olds, but it is the first comprehensive national survey of teens and volunteering that incorporates respondents as young as 13 – 15 years old. It is also the first study to reveal the #1 factor driving volunteering for this age group is having friends who volunteer (75.9% of those whose friends volunteer on a regular basis also volunteer).
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