The White House Asks: How do you make a difference?

Despite difficult economic times, the number of Americans volunteering in communities across the country has increased at the fastest rate in six years, according the Corporation for National and Community Service’s annual Volunteering in America report released today. The research, produced by the Corporation as part of its efforts to expand the reach and impact of America’s volunteers, is the most comprehensive data on volunteering ever assembled.

The report found that 63.4 million Americans volunteered last year, giving more than 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth an estimated $169 billion. We’re interested in how you are making an impact in your communities. The White House and GOOD ask:

How do you make a difference?

Tell us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. We look forward to hearing from you will feature some of your responses on the blog.

Read the complete report at and visit to find local opportunities, do-it-yourself toolkits to find and fill local needs, and stories of service from people all across the country.

Please note that the username, personal identifier or icon affiliated with responses may be posted on the White House blog.

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