Volunteers Gave $184 Billion in Service Last Year

This week, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released the annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America report that shows volunteering remains a core value in American life. 

In 2015, approximately 62.6 million adults volunteered nearly 7.8 billion hours of service, worth an estimated value of $184 billion (based on the national estimate of the average value of a volunteer hour). The report shows that older Americans tend to volunteer more than any other age group, with the highest median hours among volunteers age 65-74 (88 hours) and those age 75-plus (100 hours). For more information about the report, visit the CNCS website.  

The Aging Network Volunteer Resource Center is administering a short survey to estimate the scope and value of volunteerism in the Aging Network. If your AAA would like to participate, please contact Peter Lane, Director, Leadership and Volunteer Development, n4a.




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