VOLUNTEER NATION

FYI: Fifty-nine million Americans, or more than one in four, volunteered between September 2001 and 2002, according to a first-ever Bureau of Labor Statistics study. The study, drawn from monthly employment data collection, answers the who, what, when and where of volunteerism: Women (31 percent) were more likely to volunteer than men (24 percent). People in their early 20s were the least likely age group to volunteer (18 percent). And the majority of volunteers donated time to either religious (34 percent) or youth-related (27 percent) organizations. [1/7/03]