The Value of Volunteer Time / State and Historical Data

Full dataset for all states 2001-2018

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Estimated Value of Volunteer Time for 2018

New Value of Volunteer Time data is typically released in April. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate that 2019 government data that we use to calculate this value may be delayed. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

National Value of Volunteer Time

Volunteers in the United States are 63 million strong and hold up the foundation of civil society. They help their neighbors, serve their communities, and provide their expertise. No matter what kind of volunteer work they do, they are contributing in invaluable ways.

Dig into the historical national data and the value of volunteers’ contribution in time, talent, and effort in our communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. (Puerto Rico’s Value of Volunteer Time can be found here.)

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State Values of Volunteer Time


per hour in 2018

increase from 2017


increase from 2017

Historic Dollar Value of a Volunteer Hour: 2002-2018

per hour

Global Topics: Civil Society, Data
Policy Issues: Volunteer Mileage Reimbursement
Resource Types: Toolkit