Wowza! $5K+ in Volunteers!

April 16, 2015

As it's National Volunteer Week,you've seen lots of stuff out there about volunteers. We just read that the average value of an hour of volunteer time in Washington is $27.54.

 

$27.54/hour of money saved for your favorite nonprofit.

 

Here at the Parks Foundation we did a quick back-of-the-envelope calculation and figured that we received over $5,000 worth of volunteer services last year. 

 

Now to some, $5,000 doesn't seem like a lot. But when I point out that $5,000 is almost 3% of our total operating budget, then it takes on a whole new dimension.

 

We knew our volunteers were vital to our work. We didn't realize how vital they are to our bottom line. 

 

And so, from our staff to our volunteers - the Board, Committee, Make A Splash, Events or other... 

 

 

 

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