One of several scientifically distilled values inherent in the Durham NC brand is that it is a caring community. Not that “caring” is unique to Durham but that Durham’s character and the way it cares is distinct.
A study of volunteerism by the Corporation for National Community Service seems to bear that out.
Durham with 33.3% of its population volunteering is second to Asheville at 36.5% among the State’s major cities but also higher than the National average at 26.5% and State Average at 26.6%.
Significantly, where Durham excels even more is in volunteer hours per resident at nearly 50, with Greensboro second at 40.2%, the Nation at 34.4% and the State overall at 30.6%
Below are links and details for NC’s largest cities:
US 26.5/34.4 http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/national
North Carolina 26.6/30.6 http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/NC
Durham 33.3/49.4 per http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/NC/Durham
Asheville 36.5/33.5 http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/NC/Asheville
Winston-Salem 28.8/30.3 http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/NC/Winston-Salem
Charlotte 28.2/32.4 http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/NC/Charlotte
Fayetteville 27.2 http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/NC/Fayetteville
Greensboro 27/40.2 http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/NC/Greensboro
Raleigh 23/24 http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/NC/Raleigh