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Strategy D: Opportunities to Volunteer & Engage across Generations

Volunteering: Percent of adults age 60 or older who reported having done volunteer work or community service in the past year that they had not been paid for

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About the Indicator

Volunteer opportunities, particularly those offering intergenerational engagement, can provide a powerful sense of purpose and connection. Older adults, especially if paid work and caregiving responsibilities become lighter, may choose to devote time and energy to their communities – for example serving at food banks, as tutors to young children, and as poll workers. 

This indicator measures the proportion of older adults in California who volunteered to organize or lead efforts to solve problems in their community in the past year, as self-reported on the California Health Interview Survey.

Check out the Inclusion and Equity, Not Isolation Goal Page to explore dynamic visualizations and view more detailed data related to this topic.

About the Data

To learn more about our data sources and methodologies, please see the Data Dashboard for Aging - About the Data Technical Guide.

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