Volunteerism is Up

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

Volunteering in America is on the rise.

Americans spent 100 million more hours helping their communities than last year.

The tight economy is causing many organizations to rely on volunteers.

Volunteerism in the U.S. has increased by 63 million from the previous year.

Many people are volunteering as a way to improve their quality of life, while others are looking to gain a competitive edge in the workplace.

“[We] match you up with your desire and skills as well as what is needed at that time," says Walter Hill, CEO-Wiregrass United Way.

211 says, the most popular calls are ones to help with the oil spill.

Officials estimate over 2,000 Alabamians have assisted with cleanup efforts.


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