National Research on Volunteer Engagement

Review research around volunteer recruitment and management, including our own. Read how volunteers are getting involved, how nonprofits are finding them, and other national research around nonprofit capacity and volunteer management.

UnitedHealthcare® / VolunteerMatch Do Good Live Well Study
What are the physical and mental health benefits of volunteering? Are those who serve happier or healthier than those who don't? What are their attitudes toward workplace volunteering? In order to educate the public about volunteering and its benefits, UnitedHealthcare® partnered with VolunteerMatch to gather insights on the power of volunteering on personal well-being.
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Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund Volunteerism and Charitable Giving in 2009
Americans who volunteer their time and skills to nonprofit organizations donate an average of 10 times more money to charity than people who don't volunteer, according to this study from Fidelity® Charitable Gift Fund and VolunteerMatch.
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United We Serve - Summer of Service: VolunteerMatch Impact Briefing
VolunteerMatch was one of many organizations supporting the Obama administration's 2009 United We Serve - Summer of Service campaign. This impact briefing reports on activity in the VolunteerMatch network.
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Great Expectations: Boomers and the Future of Volunteering
This 2007 VolunteerMatch report, presented by MetLife Foundation, offers an improved understanding of some of the unique characteristics of the 55-plus volunteer demographic.
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