The Current Estimated National Value of Each Volunteer Hour Is
Updated April 2022
Volunteers in the United States 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.
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For instant, free access to extensive national data, historical trends, and the value of volunteers’ contribution in time, talent, and effort in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, simply fill out this form.
Why Do We Calculate a Value of Volunteer Time?
We know putting numbers to volunteer hours will never do them justice, but it is just one way for us to show the contributions individuals and organizations have made in our communities. The estimate helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. Charitable organizations frequently use this estimate to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide.
Additionally, each state has a unique value. You can explore in-depth state and historical data by filling out the form below. Learn more about the methodology.