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.
Project: Advancing Research & Policy on International Volunteer Service
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.