Breaking News: Volunteerism is on the rise!
- October 27, 2009
An article in USA today recently confirmed what CiviCore has suspected for a while now: Volunteerism in America is on the rise. According to Sharing in the USA, by Julie Snider and Mark Pearson, “The number of adults in 2008 performing volunteer service through an organization rose by about a million from 2007, to 61.8 million. They donated about 8 billion hours of service, worth an estimated $162 billion.” Spurred by the economic downturn, non-profit and charitable organizations have increasingly turned to volunteers to sustain their work, it seems.
We have certainly noticed this increase, too. We are seeing more and more organizations contacting us with a need for a platform to organize and manage their recent influx of volunteers, mentors, and clients. CiviCore is proud to help these volunteer organizations utilize technology in order to maximize the benefit of this increasing American volunteerism, and we certainly hope that this trend continues into the future!