April 12-18, 2015, was National Volunteer Week, and there is no better time to acknowledge the enormous contribution that volunteers make to Community Lifeline Center. Executive Director Christine Hockin-Boyd said, “We had 7,696 volunteer hours reported” for 2014. That’s an impressive number, but just what does it mean?
According to Independent Sector, every hour of volunteer effort in Texas equates to $24.66 in value. This is a 5.4% increase from 2013. The trusty desk calculator reveals that the CLC benefitted from the equivalent of $189,783. That’s not just impressive; that’s awesome!
“For more than 40 years, National Volunteer Week has recognized the value of volunteers to nonprofits, to the people they serve, to society, and to life on this planet,” said Independent Sector President and CEO Diana Aviv.
So THANK YOU Volunteers. If you helped last year in the office, the Lifeline Market, events, teaching classes – whatever you did is greatly appreciated. And to our current volunteers, we couldn’t do it without you. Your contributions are beyond description, and you are truly valued.