Peer regions were chosen for their comparable size and composition. These same regions have been used for comparison in multiple other studies and reports.
Source: Corporation for National and Community Service, 2015
Why It's Important
Volunteers have a positive impact on communities, providing assistance to philanthropic activities in our region. According to the latest data, Richmond ranked the highest among our peer regions, with 29.4% residents volunteering 36.7 million hours of their time. Additionally, 49% of Richmond residents donated $25 or more to charity.