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Posted: Jan 26, 2010 8:10 PM by Sylvia Weatherspoon
Updated: Jan 26, 2010 8:16 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Volunteers, donating time, community service

If you volunteered last year in your community raising money, collecting food or tutoring children, you were among the 64.3 million Americans who did. A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a million and a half more people volunteered at least once between September 2008 and September 2009. The hours people donated annually varied among age groups, with older people typically giving more time.

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