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Value of Volunteers

Here is the estimated dollar value of a volunteer hour for each state, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Time is money. It's a cliche, yes, but even the "priceless" volunteer hours given by a generous country can be translated into dollars and cents. Nearly 27 percent of the U.S. adult population gave 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth $169 billion in 2009, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service. The interactive map shows just how good-hearted and generous neighbors have been.

 

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Source: Independent Sector; value is based on the average wage of non-management, non-agricultural workers, not earning power of specialized skilled workers such as doctors or lawyers.

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