Civic Engagement

Volunteerism

Volunteerism is an indicator of community connectedness. It contributes to both healthy neighborhoods and communities, as well as civic pride.

Source: Corporation for National & Community Service "Volunteering in America"

20.6%

Volunteerism
 in Clark County in 2017

24.4%

Volunteerism
in Nevada in 2017

30.3%

Volunteerism
in the U.S. in 2017

Southern Nevada's volunteer rate among lowest in the country

One in five Southern Nevadans volunteer in their community, which is nearly a third less than the average American. At just over 20 percent, the region ranks 49th among the 50 largest metro areas, ahead of only Miami at 18.7 percent.

The silver lining: Southern Nevada's volunteer rate is back above 20 percent for the first time since 2011 and has been on the upswing since 2012. Since 2004, the first year data is available, the region's volunteer rate has jumped more than 50 percent. During the same time frame, the national volunteer rate increased 5 percent.

Nationally, approximately one in three adults (30.3%) volunteered through an organization in 2017 (as reported in the 2018 “Volunteering in America” report and rankings), the highest rate since the Corporation for National and Community Service began tracking volunteering data.

Among cities, Minneapolis-St. Paul (46.3 percent) once again ranks first, with Rochester, N.Y. (45.6 percent), Salt Lake City (45 percent), Milwaukee, Wisc. (44.6 percent), and Portland, Ore., (44.3 percent) trailing just behind