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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 6 types:

Asked?FrequencyFriends and FamilyOrganizationsRecent Volunteering?Religion

Asked?This question type asks the respondent if they have ever been asked to volunteer.


FrequencyThis question type asks the respondent the frequency (hours, number of times) he/she volunteered for community groups.

  • FVOLYTH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father ComponentLEARN MORE
    • About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work with youth in community or church youth programs (such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, coaching a baseball team, directing a youth choir, etc.)? (FVOLYTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FVOLUNTE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father ComponentLEARN MORE
    • About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work through some organization (such as charity, church, social service agency, or club) to help the poor, sick, elderly, or handicapped? (FVOLUNTE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MVOLYTH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother ComponentLEARN MORE
    • About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work with youth in community or church youth programs (such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, coaching a baseball team, directing a youth choir, etc.)? (MVOLYTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MVOLUNTE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother ComponentLEARN MORE
    • About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work through some organization (such as charity, church, social service agency, or club) to help the poor, sick, elderly, or handicapped? (MVOLUNTE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSVLNTR from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • Approximately how many hours do you spend volunteering each week? (HRSVLNTR) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CVOLTIME from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 58. How many times in the past 12 months have you volunteered? (CVOLTIME) 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
  • 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
  • HRS_VOL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • Approximately how many hours do you spend volunteering each week? (HRS_VOL) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • VOLUNTER from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (volunteer_w2) H:11. In the last year, how much, if at all, have you done organized volunteer work or community service? Was it . . . (VOLUNTER) 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • VOLUNTER from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y114. In the last year, how much, if at all, have you done organized volunteer work or community service?[READ LIST] (VOLUNTER) 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
  • HHRSNEED from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001LEARN MORE
    • How many hours of that volunteer time, or what percent, did [you/HEADS NAME] spend helping people in need of food, shelter, or other basic necessities?---Number of Hours (HHRSNEED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HPCTNEED from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001LEARN MORE
    • How many hours of that volunteer time, or what percent, did [you/HEADS NAME] spend helping people in need of food, shelter, or other basic necessities?---Percent of Volunteer Time (HPCTNEED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHRSNEED from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001LEARN MORE
    • How many hours of that volunteer time, or what percent, did (she/you) spend helping people in need of food, shelter, or other basic necessities?---Number of Hours (WHRSNEED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WPCTNEED from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001LEARN MORE
    • How many hours of that volunteer time, or what percent, did (she/you) spend helping people in need of food, shelter, or other basic necessities?---Percent of Volunteer Time (WPCTNEED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HOURSHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Altogether, how many hours did [you/HEADS NAME] spend in volunteer activity during 2000? (HOURSHLB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HOURSWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Altogether, how many hours did (she/you) spend in volunteer activity during 2000? (HOURSWLB) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • In a typical month do your volunteering activities take up more than one hour of your time? (VO_2) 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

Friends and FamilyThis question type asks about volunteering amongst the respondent's friends or family

  • 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
  • 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
  • FRVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (frvol_w3) Number of friends in N:1 that regularly do volunteer work or community service (FRVOL) 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
  • PENCVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • P8. How often, if at all, have you encouraged (your teen) to do volunteer work or community service? [READ LIST] (PENCVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

OrganizationsThe responent is asked about the organizations for which he/she has volunteered.

  • 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
  • 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
  • NUMORGS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • How many different organizations have you volunteered for during the past year? (NUMORGS) 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
  • MANYORGS from Middletown Area Study, 2004LEARN MORE
    • How many organizations have you volunteered to work for in the past year? (MANYORGS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELIGVOL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • IF YES (WHENVOL) AND YES (CHURCH1): Did you volunteer primarily in the church that you attend or in the wider Houston community? (05) (RELIGVOL) 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

Recent Volunteering?The question type asks the respondent if he/she volunteered in the last year or month.

  • VOLARTS from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Last year, did you do any volunteer work for organizations involved in the arts, culture, or the humanities? (VOLARTS) 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
  • 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
  • METVOL from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • Did you attend meetings at any of the following? - A volunteer center (METVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNBHOM from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - A neighborhood or homeowners association. (VOLNBHOM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLDISFD from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Distributing food to the needy. (VOLDISFD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLSHELT from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - A shelter for abused women or children. (VOLSHELT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNBCRM from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - A neighborhood crime watch program. (VOLNBCRM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLAIDS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - AIDS related activities. (VOLAIDS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLENVR from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Environmental projects. (VOLENVR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLBLDHM from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Building houses for the poor. (VOLBLDHM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLCOMDP from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - A community development corporation. (VOLCOMDP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLVLNCE from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - A violence prevention effort. (VOLVLNCE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLPOLIT from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - A political campaign. (VOLPOLIT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLSCHLS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Activities related to schools. (VOLSCHLS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLCOMOR from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Community organizing. (VOLCOMOR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLYOUTH from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Youth activities. (VOLYOUTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLARTS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Arts or cultural activities. (VOLARTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLINFRM from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Informal volunteering. (VOLINFRM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNONE from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - None. (VOLNONE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INCITVOL from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • Have you ever done volunteer work in a poor inner-city area? (INCITVOL) 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
  • 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
  • VOLORG from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • During the past twelve months, have you done volunteer work for an organization other than a church or place of worship? (VOLORG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PSTYRTME from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • In the past year, have you -- donated time to a volunteer organization? (PSTYRTME) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • VOLHEA from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 59B. Have you volunteered for health care or fighting a disease? (VOLHEA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLYOU from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 59C. Have you volunteered for school or youth programs? (VOLYOU) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLHUM from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 59D. Have you volunteered to help the poor or elderly? (VOLHUM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLARTS from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 59E. Have you volunteered for any cultural or arts organizations? (VOLARTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNEI from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 59F. Have you volunteered for any neighborhood or civic group? (VOLNEI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLARTS2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Volunteered for culture-arts? [Recoding of VOLARTS] (VOLARTS2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLHEA2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Volunteered for health? (Recoding of VOLHEA] (VOLHEA2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLHUM2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Volunteered for needy? [Recoding of VOLHUM] (VOLHUM2) 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
  • VOLNTEER from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Many people say they have less time these days to do volunteer work. What about you, were you able to devote any time to volunteer work in the last 12 months or did you not do so? (VOLNTEER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLUNTER from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (volunter_w3) H:13. In the last year, have you done any organized volunteer work or community service? (VOLUNTER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49AC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..a. Arts or cultural organization I volunteer (Q49AC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49BC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..b. An elementary, middle, or high school I volunteer (Q49BC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49CC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..c. Charitable organization or group I volunteer (Q49CC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49EC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..e. Civic or service group I volunteer (Q49EC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49FC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..f. Ethnic or racial organization I volunteer (Q49FC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49GC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..g. Internet-based club, group, or chat-room I volunteer (Q49GC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49HC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..h. Neighborhood group or association I volunteer (Q49HC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49IC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..i. Political party, club, or association I volunteer (Q49IC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49JC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..j. School fraternities, sororities, or alumni association I volunteer (Q49JC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49KC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..k. Sports, hobby, or leisure club/group I volunteer (Q49KC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49LC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..l. Therapeutic or counseling group I volunteer (Q49LC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49MC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..m. Trade union or professional association I volunteer (Q49MC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49NC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..n. Youth groups or organizations I volunteer (Q49NC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q49OC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..o. Other group/organization I volunteer (Q49OC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLNTEER from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • Do you currently do any volunteer work at an organization in your community? (VOLNTEER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HMONTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Lets talk about volunteering through the kinds of organizations weve been discussing. By volunteering we dont mean just belonging to an organization. We mean doing unpaid work. Some volunteering is ongoing, such as coaching, helping at school, serving on committees, building and repairing, providing health care or emotional support, counseling, delivering food, doing office work, and weekly church work. Other volunteering is occasional, like neighborhood clean-ups, fund raising drives, and special activities during the holidays. In the last month, did you [respondent/head] do any volunteer activity through organizations? (HMONTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WMONTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003LEARN MORE
    • In the last month, did your spouse/wife do any volunteer activity through organizations? (WMONTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HYEAR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Now think about last year, January through December of 2002. Did you [respondent/head] do any volunteer activity through organizations? (HYEAR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WYEAR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Now think about last year, January through December of 2002. Did your spouse/Wife do any volunteer activity through organizations? (WYEAR) 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
  • HYEAR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Lets talk about volunteering through charitable organizations. By volunteering we mean spending time doing unpaid work and not just belonging to an organization. Volunteers are involved in many activities such as coaching, helping at school, serving on committees, building and repairing, providing health care or emotional support, delivering food, doing office work, organizing activities, fundraising, and other kinds of work done for no pay. During the year 2000, did [you/HEADS NAME] do any volunteer work through organizations that totaled 10 hours or more? (HYEAR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WYEAR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001LEARN MORE
    • During 2000, did [WIFE/WIFE NAME/you) do any volunteer work through organizations that totaled 10 hours or more? (WYEAR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W6Z75 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Volunteered to help your local community prepare for or respond to an emergency. (W6Z75) 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
  • VOLEDUC 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? B. Education (VOLEDUC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OLHUMAN 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? D. Human services (OLHUMAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLENVIR 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? E. Environment (VOLENVIR) 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
  • VOLREC 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? G. Recreation - adults (VOLREC) 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • VOLYOUTH 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? K. Youth development (VOLYOUTH) 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
  • VOLINTL 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? M. International/foreign (VOLINTL) 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
  • VOLOTH 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? O. Other (SPECIFY) (VOLOTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONHLTH 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? A. Health (MONHLTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONEDUC 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? B. Education (MONEDUC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONHUMAN 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? D. Human services (MONHUMAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONENVIR 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? E. Environment (MONENVIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONPUB 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? F. Public/society benefit (MONPUB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONREC 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? G. Recreation - adults (MONREC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONART 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? H. Arts, culture, and humanities (MONART) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONWORK 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? I. Work-related organizations (MONWORK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONYOUTH 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? K. Youth development (MONYOUTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONFOUND 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? L. Private and community foundations (MONFOUND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONINTL 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? M. International/foreign (MONINTL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONINFRM 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? N. Informal-alone-not-for-pay (MONINFRM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONOTH 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? O. Other (SPECIFY) (MONOTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN51_B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American ReligionLEARN MORE
    • In the past year have you volunteered your time to any school or tutoring program? (QN51_B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN51_C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American ReligionLEARN MORE
    • In the past year have you volunteered your time to any neighborhood, business, or youth group? (QN51_C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085128 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • Many people say they have less time these days to do volunteer work. What about you, were you able to devote any time to volunteer work in the last twelve months or did you not do so? (V085128) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVACVOL1 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 39G2. Volunteer? (EVACVOL1) 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
  • EVACORG2 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? SECOND MENTION (EVACORG2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVACORG3 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? THIRD MENTION (EVACORG3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHARITY2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • In the past thirty days, did you volunteer your time for a Houston charity or non-profit? (93, 95, 96, 97) (CHARITY2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHARITY3 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • During the past twelve months, did you personally contribute any of your time to a volunteer activity? (98-10) (CHARITY3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DONATED from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • Did you donate any money, any food or other items, or any volunteer time to help the (Katrina) evacuees? (06) (DONATED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHENVOL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010LEARN MORE
    • IF YES (CHARITY3): And did you volunteer in the past thirty days? (98-10) (WHENVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHARITY3 from Houston Area Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • During the past twelve months, did you personally contribute any of your time to a volunteer activity? (CHARITY3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHENVOL from Houston Area Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • IF YES (CHARITY3): And did you volunteer in the past thirty days? (WHENVOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VO_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • In the past twelve months, have you done any volunteer work - that is, work for a nonprofit, charitable organization, school or group for which you did not receive pay? (VO_1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

ReligionThis question type asks the respondent how religion impacted his/her volunteering.

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