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Volunteering, Outside Church

How much or does the respondent volunteer in some way for the community, a political campain, etc., outside of the Church (e.g. activity is not church sponsored).


Below are 201 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q48B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q48 On average, about how many hours per month do you volunteer..b. for the community, not through your church (Q48B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLCHRTY from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, how often have you done each of the following things: -- Done volunteer work for a charity (VOLCHRTY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLCOMM2 from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q82b. About how many hours per month do you volunteer for the community, not through your place of worship? (VOLCOMM2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS1 from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • People belong to all kinds of groups, from bowling clubs to Knights of Columbus. We are talking about groups that have meetings which members attend, fairly regularly. Can you please tell me what groups you belong to now? Include groups that have a religious orientation, whether they are parish-based or not, as well as other groups not related to any religious denomination or orientation. (Note: Allow five responses - open-ended and code). First response. (GROUPS1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS2 from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • People belong to all kinds of groups, from bowling clubs to Knights of Columbus. We are talking about groups that have meetings which members attend, fairly regularly. Can you please tell me what groups you belong to now? Include groups that have a religious orientation, whether they are parish-based or not, as well as other groups not related to any religious denomination or orientation. (Note: Allow five responses - open-ended and code). Second response. (GROUPS2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS3 from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • People belong to all kinds of groups, from bowling clubs to Knights of Columbus. We are talking about groups that have meetings which members attend, fairly regularly. Can you please tell me what groups you belong to now? Include groups that have a religious orientation, whether they are parish-based or not, as well as other groups not related to any religious denomination or orientation. (Note: Allow five responses - open-ended and code). Third response. (GROUPS3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PIMTNVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • P7A2E. Now I am going to read you a list of things some parents think are important and others do not. Please tell me how important or not each is to you. How important or not important is it to you that (your teen) does volunteer work or community service? (PIMTNVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PSCHVIST from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • P65. In a typical MONTH (during the last school year), about how many times, if any, (did/do) you (or your spouse/partner) meet with any of [your teen]s teachers, volunteer at school, go to a school meeting, or attend another school event, including sports? [RECORD N, RANGE=0-80, 98=DK, 99=REF] (PSCHVIST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • P11. TEXT. Now I have some questions about activities you may be involved with. In the last SIX MONTHS, have you (or your spouse/partner) done any volunteer work or community service with a group or organization? (PVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PVOLHRS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • P12. [If parent respondent or spouse/partner has done volunteer work or community service with a group or organization] [IF P11=1] About how many HOUR PER MONTH on average did you (and your spouse/partner) do volunteer work or community service? [PROBE: A ballpark estimate is fine.] [RECORD IN HOURS, RANGE = 0-300, 777=DK, 888=REF] (PVOLHRS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNUM1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y115. [If teen has done volunteer work or community service regularly in the last year][IF Y114=4] About how many times in an AVERAGE MONTH do you do volunteer work or community service work?[RECORD NUMBER OF TIMES, RANGE= 0-70, 70=70 OR MORE, 98= DONT KNOW, 99= REFUSED] (VOLNUM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNUM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y116. [If teen has done volunteer work or community service occasionally in the last year][IF Y114=3] About how many TIMES in the last year did you do volunteer work or community service work?[RECORD NUMBER OF TIMES, RANGE=0-80, 80=80 OR MORE, 98=DONT KNOW, 99=REFUSED] (VOLNUM2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLCHRTY from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, how often have you done each of the following things: -- Done volunteer work for a charity (VOLCHRTY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MOREVOL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • During the past three years, has your participation in volunteer activities increased, decreased, or has it stayed about the same? (99) (MOREVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TIMEVOL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • IF YES (CHARITY3): Was that a one-time thing, or do you volunteer on an occasional basis, or on a regular basis? (09) (TIMEVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLHOURS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • IF R VOLUNTEERED IN THE PAST 30 DAYS (CHARITY2): For about how many hours, in total, did you volunteer during the past month? (93, 97) (VOLHOURS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLHRS2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • IF R VOLUNTEERED IN THE PAST 30 DAYS (WHENVOL): How often did you volunteer during the past month? Was it more than once a week, about once a week, or less than once a week? (00) (VOLHRS2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHOMHELP from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • IF R VOLUNTEERED (CHARITY2) AND IS NON-ANGLO (ETHGROUP): Was that primarily in your own community, or in the wider Houston community as a whole? (95) (WHOMHELP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSART from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: H. Arts, culture, and humanities (HRSART) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSEDUC from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: B. Education (HRSEDUC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSENVIR from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: E. Environment (HRSENVIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSFOUND from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: L. Private and community foundations (HRSFOUND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: A. Health (HRSHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSHUMAN from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: D. Human services (HRSHUMAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSINFRM from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: N. Informal-alone-not-for-pay (HRSINFRM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSINTL from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: M. International/foreign (HRSINTL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSOTH from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: O. Other (SPECIFY) (HRSOTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSPOL from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: J. Political organizations or campaigns (HRSPOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSPUB from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: F. Public/society benefit (HRSPUB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSREC from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: G. Recreation – adults (HRSREC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSWORK from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: I. Work-related organizations (HRSWORK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSYOUTH from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: K. Youth development (HRSYOUTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONPOL from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past month? J. Political organizations or campaigns (MONPOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLART from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past twelve months? H. Arts, culture, and humanities (VOLART) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLFOUND from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past twelve months? L. Private and community foundations (VOLFOUND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Listed on this card are examples of the many different areas in which people do volunteer activity. By volunteer activity I mean not just belonging to a service organization, but actually working in some way to help others for no monetary pay. In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past twelve months? A. Health (VOLHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLINFRM from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past twelve months? N. Informal-alone-not-for-pay (VOLINFRM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLPOL from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past twelve months? J. Political organizations or campaigns (VOLPOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLPUB from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past twelve months? F. Public/society benefit (VOLPUB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLWORK from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past twelve months? I. Work-related organizations (VOLWORK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FRNDVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (frndvol_w2) [IF IDENTIFIES MORE THAN ONE FRIEND] [IF>1 FRIEND IDENTIFIED IN N:1] N:2. How many, if any, of these [VALUE REPORTED IN N:1] people . . . [INSERT LIST FROM A-N] [READ STEM FOR ‘A,‘B,‘G, AND ‘I, AND ONLY IF NECESSARY FOR THE REST OF THE CATEGORIES] N. Regularly do volunteer work or community service? (FRNDVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SFRNDVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (sfrndvol_w2) [IF ONLY ONE FRIEND MENTIONED IN N:1] N:2SINGLE. Is this person . . . [INSERT LIST FROM A-N] [READ STEM FOR ‘A AND ‘B THEN ONLY AFTER EVERY 5TH QUESTION UNLESS NECESSARY] N. Someone that does regular volunteer work or community service? (SFRNDVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNUM1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (volnum1_w2) [IF REGULARLY VOLUNTEERS] [IF H:11=4] H:12. About how many times in an average month do you do volunteer work or community service work? [RECORD NUMBER OF TIMES, RANGE = 0-70, 70=70 OR MORE] (VOLNUM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNUM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (volnum2_w2) [IF OCCASIONALLY VOLUNTEERS] [IF H:11=3] H:13. About how many times in the last year did you do volunteer work or community service work? [RECORD NUMBER OF TIMES, RANGE = 0-80, 80=80 OR MORE] (VOLNUM2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FRNDVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (frndvol_w3) [IF IDENTIFIES MORE THAN ONE FRIEND] N:2. How many, if any, of these [VALUE REPORTED IN N:1] people . . . [INSERT LIST FROM A-H] H. regularly do volunteer work or community service? (FRNDVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SFRNDVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (sfrndvol_w3) [IF ONLY ONE FRIEND] Now, I would like to ask some questions about that person. N:2SINGLE. Is this person . . . [INSERT LIST FROM A-H] [IF N:2SINGLE.A=0,DK,REF] H. someone that does regular volunteer work or community service? (SFRNDVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNUM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (volnum2_w3) [IF HAS VOLUNTEERED] H:13. About how many times in the last year did you do volunteer work or community service work? [RECORD NUMBER OF TIMES, RANGE=1-80, 80=80 OR MORE] (VOLNUM2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CA_32B from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • [IF CA_32a=1, ASK CA_32b] In the last year, about how many hours did you spend on other volunteer work? (CA_32B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SA_VOLPR from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • About how many times in the past twelve months have you volunteered for a project that helps people in the local community? (SA_VOLPR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VO_2A from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • [IF VO_2=2 OR DK/RF, SKIP TO VO_3; ELSE ASK VO_2A.] About how many hours in a typical week do your volunteering activities take up? (VO_2A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HELP_PPL from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • IF RESPONDENT SELECTED FOR K5 ADMINISTRATION: Would you say that most of the time people try to be helpful, or that they are just looking out for themselves? (HELP_PPL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SERVICE from Generation Next Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF AGE less than 26) Now thinking about your generation compared with young adults 20 years ago, for each of the things I mention please tell me if you think your generation does more of it, less of it, OR about the same amount as young adults 20 years ago did: Community service or volunteer activity (SERVICE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT26 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Volunteered for a local community organization not related to church (RELALT26) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT6 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Volunteered for a local community organization not related to church (RELALT6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLWKCHR from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Has respondent volunteered in the last 12 months: Charitable activities (helping the sick, elderly, poor, etc.) (VOLWKCHR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLWKOTH from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Has respondent volunteered in the last 12 months: Any other kind of voluntary activities (VOLWKOTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLWKPOL from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Have you done any voluntary activity in the past 12 months in any of the following areas? Voluntary activity is unpaid work, not just belonging to an organization or group. It should be of service or benefit to other people or the community and not only to ones family or personal friends. During the last 12 months did you do volunteer work in any of the following areas: Political activities (helping political parties, political movements, election campaigns, etc.) (VOLWKPOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONARTS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY ARTS OR CULTURAL ORGANIZATION, LIKE A THEATER OR MUSIC GROUP, MUSEUM, OR PUBLIC TV STATION IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLARTS). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any arts or cultural organization, like a theater or music group, museum, or public TV station? (MONARTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONCIVIC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY NEIGHBORHOOD, CIVIC OR COMMUNITY GROUP SUCH AS A BLOCK ASSOCIATION OR A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLCIVIC). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any neighborhood, civic or community group such as a block association or a neighborhood watch? (MONCIVIC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONPOL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY POLITIAL ORGANIZATIONS OR CANDIDATES IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLPOL). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any political organizations or candidates? (MONPOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONPOOR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY ORGANIZATION TO HELP THE POOR, SICK, ELDERLY, OR HOMELESS IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLPOOR). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any organization to help the poor, sick, elderly, or homeless? (MONPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONYOUTH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY CHILD OR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, SUCH AS DAY CARE CENTERS, SCHOOLS, TUTORING, SCOUTS OR LITTLE LEAGUE IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLYOUTH). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for any child or youth development programs such as day care centers, schools, tutoring, Scouts or Little League? (MONYOUTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLARTS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any arts or cultural organization, like a theater or music group, museum, or public TV station (VOLARTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLCIVIC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any neighborhood, civic or community group such as a block association or a neighborhood watch (VOLCIVIC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLPOL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any political organizations or candidates (VOLPOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLPOOR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any organization to help the poor, sick, elderly, or homeless (VOLPOOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLYOUTH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any child or youth development programs, such as day care centers, schools, tutoring, Scouts or Little League (VOLYOUTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CVOLTIME from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 58. How many times in the past 12 months have you volunteered? (CVOLTIME) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLTIME2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 58. Number of (combined) times you volunteered (in past 12 months) [recoding of CVOLTIME and VOLTIMES] (VOLTIME2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLTIMES from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 58. Frequency probe for CVOLTIME: How many times have you volunteered in the past 12 months? [PROBE USED ONLY IF RESPONDENT CANT REMEMBER EXACT NUMBER] (VOLTIMES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INCITFUT from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE NOT DONE VOLUNTEER WORK IN A POOR INNER-CITY AREA IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS: Are you likely to do volunteer work in a poor inner-city area in the future? (INCITFUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NUMORGS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • How many different organizations have you volunteered for during the past year? (NUMORGS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CVOLTIME from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 58. How many times in the past twelve months have you volunteered? (IF NECESSARY PROMPT WITH CATEGORIES) (IF NECESSARY: By volunteering, I mean any unpaid work youve done to help people besides your family and friends or people you work with.) (IF NECESSARY: Count every time you did any volunteer work, no matter how much or little.) (GIVE RESPONDENT A MOMENT TO THINK ABOUT THE ANSWER. IF RESPONSE IS 53 OR GREATER, ENTER 53) (CVOLTIME) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVACORG from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 39G3. Was the volunteer work organized by a religious group, the state or local government, the Red Cross, or another group? FIRST MENTION (EVACORG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLTIME from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 58. How many times in the past twelve months have you volunteered? (IF RESPONDENT IS UNABLE TO ANSWER, PROBE:) Would you say you never did this, did it once, a few times, about once a month on average, twice a month, about once a week on average, or more often than that? (IF RESPONDENT ANSWERS A FEW TIMES, PROBE WITH:) Would that be closer to 2-4 times or 5-9 times? (VOLTIME) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLTIME2 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 58. Times last 12 months volunteered (merged) (VOLTIME2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MANYORGS from Middletown Area Study, 2004LEARN MORE
    • How many organizations have you volunteered to work for in the past year? (MANYORGS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLUNTER from Middletown Area Study, 2004LEARN MORE
    • While we understand many people are busy, some people volunteer their time to civic organizations, clubs, associations, charities, and other groups in the community. Have you volunteered your time to work with any type of organization in the past year? (VOLUNTER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INVOLVE from Faith and Family in America, 2005LEARN MORE
    • (IF HAVE KIDS) Some parents have the ability to be very involved at their childs school or program, while others, due to work or family demands, might not have as much time to be as involved as they might like. Which of the following three statements comes closest to describing you? Just tell me the letter of your response. Would you say... - A) Im a parent who is very active at my childs school or program – I often volunteer for events and many people in the building know me; B) Im not very active at the school or program but I get very involved with my childs education at home; OR C) I dont really have a chance to get as involved as Id like to be with my childs education at school or at home. (INVOLVE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RESULT1 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Next I would like to discuss the small group that you spoke about earlier that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it. If you are currently involved in more than one such group, please think about the group that you are most actively involved in. As a result of being in this group, have you -- Become involved in volunteer work in your community (RESULT1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ACTVOL2 from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years a lot, some, or none?: Volunteered for a local community organization not related to church/synagogue? (ACTVOL2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLORG1 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ACTIVE IN ANY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS: Could you tell me which ones? -- First mentioned (VOLORG1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLORG2 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ACTIVE IN ANY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS: Could you tell me which ones? -- Second mentioned (VOLORG2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLORG3 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE ACTIVE IN ANY CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS: Could you tell me which ones? -- Third mentioned (VOLORG3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNTEE2 from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [IF VOLNTEER= 1 YES] About how many hours a week, on average, do you spend on this volunteer work? (VOLNTEE2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LEIONE from Middletown Area Study, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Of your leisure activities, which one is the most important or worthwhile to you personally? (LEIONE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LEIONE from Middletown Area Study, 1995LEARN MORE
    • What is your most favorite leisure activity? (LEIONE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRS_VOL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • Approximately how many hours do you spend volunteering each week? (HRS_VOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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