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National Volunteer Week 2011

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This week is National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), a great opportunity to both recognize the great work of volunteers and to get involved in your community! Americans love giving back -- In 2010 alone, more than 63 million Americans volunteered their time which has an estimated dollar value of nearly $169 billion. Highlights for Atlanta include:

  • 1.1 million volunteers
  • 27.6% of residents volunteer - ranking us 24th within the 51 large cities
  • 39.5 hours per resident - ranking us 14th within the 51 large cities
  • $3.4 billion of service contributed

From mentoring at-risk youth and caring for older Americans to supporting our veterans and military families and rebuilding after disasters, volunteers are the lifeblood of our communities. As you continue to look for ways to make a lasting impact on the lives of those around you, check out these websites where you can search for local volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer Match

Hands On Atlanta

Service Nation

All for Good

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