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April 25, 2012

United Way and Pike County Commissioners Recognize National Volunteer Week

Pictured: PC Treasurer and UWPC Board Member John Gilpin, Commissioner Harry Forbes, and UWPC President Christine Obser, PC Commissioner Karl Wagner, Jr., and PC Commissioner Richard Caridi.

The Pike County Commissioners announced a resolution declaring Pike County's celebration of National Volunteer Week.  The resolution celebrating people in action publicly acknowledged and expressed gratitude to all Pike County volunteers and recognized that they have benefited the community through their generously donated time and efforts.  
 
Commissioner Richard Caridi said, "We are very happy to salute Pike County volunteers.  They are an important part of this community and make it a better place for all of us to enjoy."  UWPC President Christine Kerstetter added, "The United Way of Pike County is pleased to have the support of the Pike County Commissioners in this effort to recognize and thank all of our community's volunteers.  We are very grateful for all their hard work and selflessness."
 
This year National Volunteer Week is April 19-April 25.  This presents an opportunity for individual families, non profit organizations, and government entities alike, to celebrate the ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary things through service.  
 
For more information about the United Way of Pike County or any upcoming events call 570-296-9980, email uwpc@ptd.net or visit our website unitedwaypike.org.   Further information about any of the agencies providing services in Pike County can be found at www.PikePaHelp.org. "What Matters", "Offering Hope -Building Futures" -It's the United Way!

Pike County Volunteer Corps

Christine Kerstetter, Chairperson    
     
     
     
     

Volunteer and Non-Profit Information

Points of Light Foundation
 

   The Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network engages and mobilizes millions of volunteers who are helping to solve serious social problems in thousands of communities.
VolunteerResource.org
 
  VolunteerResource.org has everything you need to improve your volunteer activities, all in one place.
 
Energize, Inc.
 
  Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism.
 

Independent Sector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.
 
Key findings: 
Giving (households)
  • 89% of households give 
  • Average annual contribution for contributors is $1,620
Volunteering (individuals)
  • 44% of adults volunteer
  • 89 million American adults volunteer, representing the equivalent of over 9 millionfull-time employees at a value of $239 billion.
  • Estimated dollar value of volunteer time in 2011 (most recent year calculated) was $18.86 for the state of Pennsylvania and $19.51 per hour nationally.

Dollar Value 2007

 

Department of Labor Volunteer Statistics
 
  Volunteer Report
 
AARP Surveys on Volunteering by Older Americans

 

 
AARP Surveys on Volunteering by Older Americans (2003): Time and Money: An In-Depth Look at 45+ Volunteers and Donors.
Northeastern PA Alliance

 

 
A premier regional community and economic development organization.