The purpose of this report is to identify differences in key demographic characteristics of individuals volunteering domestically in the United States and those that spend some of their time volunteering internationally. Data for this report were gathered from the September 2005 volunteer supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS)—a monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households. The volunteer supplement includes questions about service performed domestically and abroad, including the duration and frequency of volunteer activities. More detailed information about sampling, definitions, and analysis can be found under Methodological Notes at the end of this report.
Lough, B. J., & Spring, K. A. (2007). National and international volunteerism among volunteers in the United States, 2005 (CSD Working Paper No. 07-31). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.