Volunteer programs seeing gains in applicants

    The sinking economy could be one reason more young people are tapping into volunteer programs. The nationwide program, City Year, is reporting applications have tripled in the last year. More from WHYY’s Susan Phillips.

    The sinking economy could be one reason more young people are tapping into volunteer programs. The nationwide program, City Year, is reporting applications have tripled in the last year. More from WHYY’s Susan Phillips.

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