Thursday, September 28, 2006


No, it's not the average wage or the cost of a pack of diapers.

It is the estimated value in 2005 of one hour of volunteer time. The total dollar value of volunteer time for 2005 is estimated at $280 billion.

Charitable organizations most frequently use the value of volunteer time for recognition events or communications to show the amount of community support an organization receives from its volunteers.

Coming up is Hands On Atlanta Day, on Oct. 7, which will utilize almost 17,000 volunteers all across the metro area.

If one were to volunteer 40 hours a week, for a year, that total would come to over $37,000.

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