Over one million individuals reported volunteering internationally in 2008. To understand the characteristics of this group, data were gathered from the September 2004-2009 volunteer supplements to the Current Population Survey (CPS). The volunteer supplement includes questions about service performed domestically and abroad. this report provides a tentative picture of the prevalence of international volunteer service in the US population and the characteristics of those who engage in it.
Lough, B. J. (2010, March). International volunteerism in the United States, 2008 (CSD Research Brief No. 10-11). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.