Northwest Arkansas Volunteers Help Community
More Than 600 People Donated Their Time
Posted: March 13, 2014 at 6 a.m.
More than 600 people volunteered at nonprofit organizations across Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday making their communities better places to live, organizers said.
AT A GLANCE
Volunteering In The U.S.
September 2012 - September 2013
• The volunteer rate declined 1 percent to 25 percent.
• About 62 million people volunteered for an organization at least once.
• The volunteer rate for men was 22 percent.
• The volunteer rate for women was 28 percent.
• Volunteers spent a median of 50 hours volunteering.
• The organizations people volunteered for most were related to religion, education and youth services.
BY THE NUMBERS
Live United Day 2013
• 685: Number of volunteers who participated.
• 3,028: Hours worked.
• $63,154: Value of time worked.
• 47: Number of agencies involved.
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