Differences by race/Hispanic origin1
In 2016, Hispanic students in the eighth and tenth grades were less likely than their non-Hispanic black or non-Hispanic white peers to report volunteering at least once a month. In eighth grade, 19 percent of Hispanic students volunteered, compared with 31 and 30 percent of non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black students, respectively. Additionally, among tenth graders, non-Hispanic white students were more likely to volunteer in 2016 than were non-Hispanic black or Hispanic students, at 36, 30, and 24 percent, respectively. Among twelfth graders in 2016, 41 percent of non-Hispanic black students reported monthly volunteering, compared with 38 percent of non-Hispanic white students and 33 percent of Hispanic students (Appendix 1).