The Value of Volunteer Time / State and Historical Data

Full dataset for all states 2001-2017

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Estimated Value of Volunteer Time for 2017

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.

Despite major economic and political changes since 2012, the contributions of volunteers has grown with each year. Dig into the historical national data and the state-by-state figures below to appreciate the value of volunteers’ contribution in time, talent, and effort in our communities.

Historic Dollar Value of a Volunteer Hour: 2002-2017

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State Values of Volunteer Time


per hour in 2017

increase from 2016


increase from 2016

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