This is National Volunteer Week, what a perfect time to announce the amount of money our volunteers saved us in manpower in 2011! Our volunteers saved the Sheriff’s Office more than $79,800 last year! Thank you VIPS!!!
Typically held in mid-April, National Volunteer Week is a call to action for Americans to volunteer and a week to inspire by example. Created by executive order of President Richard Nixon in 1974, this week signaled a recommitment to creating a culture of service in America. Millions of Americans volunteer this week and demonstrate the positive community impact that individuals, families, businesses and organizations can create year-round. For more than two decades, Points of Light Institute has provided resources to enable nonprofits to commemorate this signature week of volunteer recognition.
We join in this weeks theme “Celebrating People In Action” and thank all of our many volunteers for their dedication and hard work! We look forward to what the future has to bring. This is only the beginning of a wonderful program!
The figure released above was obtained by using the following information.
Independent Sector has announced that the 2011 estimate for the value of a volunteer hour has reached $21.79 per hour. This is a tool that can be used to help organizations quantify the enormous value volunteers provide. This year’s estimate increased from $21.36 per hour in 2010. The hourly value of volunteer time is based on the average hourly wage for all non-management, nonagricultural workers as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 12 percent increase to estimate for fringe benefits.