Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Volunteering in Virginia

The recent Corporation for National and Community Service 2007 report, Volunteering in America, summarizes volunteerism across the nation, comparing states, age groups, and types of volunteer activities.
The Virginia section indicates that the citizens of this state volunteer at about the national average, with one exception:
  • Virginia college student volunteers had the highest average number of service hours in the nation.
The value of Virginia volunteers' 243,000,000 hours in 2006 is estimated at more than $4 Billion. The 3 year average volunteer rate exceeds 40% in three states - Utah, Nebraska and Minnesota. The Virginia rate is 28.5%.

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