If you work for a company that has volunteers you should be grateful. These workers are saving your company a lot of money! According to IndependentSector.org, volunteers are worth $22.14 an hour. The current federal minimum wage is only $7.25 which means that volunteers are worth 3x’s the average minimum wage employee. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, about 64.3 million Americans (about 26.8% percent of the adult population) gave close to 8 billion hours of volunteer service that was worth $171 billion in 2011. That’s a whole lot of hours!
If you own a business or work in human resources, you should consider getting some volunteers to help you out. There’s nothing better than getting work done for FREE! Your volunteer can gain valuable experience while your business saves money. I am currently volunteering & enjoy every minute of it! It’s a way for me to give back while helping a worthy cause.
If you have the time, you should consider volunteering. You can learn a new craft or even make some new friends! If you want to help out others and add some worthwhile experience to your repertoire, volunteering is a good way to go. If you are interested, below are some links to help get you started –
- http://www.volunteerhq.org – This is if you want to volunteer internationally