04/26/13 - 8:02am
Volunteers help nonprofit organizations provide services that are not covered in the operational budget. Individuals may answer the phone or perform other office chores or clean bathrooms or sort donated products. Upcoming events include National Volunteer Week April 21 to 27 and Global Youth Service Day April 26 to 28.
According to National & Community Service website, in 2011 33.6 percent of Alaska residents volunteer ranking them 11th among the 50 states and Washington, DC. Alaskan resident statistics include:
■ 45.7 volunteer hours per resident