What’s the Value of Volunteers?
We recently wrapped up another year of empowering students to own their economic success! With support from volunteers and companies that give far more than we could ever ask, we were able to reach more than 17,0000 students right here in East Tennessee this past school year!
Junior Achievement of East Tennessee is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching young people how to be successful in life—we focus on key areas such as financial literacy, work readiness skills and entrepreneurship. The majority of our programs are volunteer taught. Because of these volunteers, students throughout our 17 county service area received over 200,000 contact hours with important life & business skills curriculum.
If you’ve ever wondered how much a volunteer is worth, wait no more because the Independent Sector’s latest annual calculation of the value of volunteers’ time is out!
According to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s 2012 report on volunteering, 64.3 million Americans donated 7.9 billion hours of volunteer time in 2011. In dollar signs, their time was worth more than $171 billion! We are so grateful for the dedication from our volunteers. Because of your support, we are able to empower students in East Tennessee to succeed.
Here at JAET, we do not even try and calculate how much our volunteers are worth—quite frankly we think they are pretty priceless!