A little something else for Veteran’s Day:
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), released findings from their analysis of three surveys related to veterans and volunteering. Their report shows that volunteering helps bolster ties to the community and eases the transition back to civilian life.
Fifty-five percent of volunteering veterans say the transition is going well, a full 9 points higher than non-volunteering veterans. Forty-eight percent of volunteering veterans also report that the needs of their family are being met, compared with 38 percent of non-volunteering veterans.
Check out the report here.
CIRCLE is one of my firm’s clients- and they do some interesting research! I never would have thought of looking into a connection between veterans and volunteering.