The Volunteer Team
Volunteers are critical to our programs!
Our mission is to create programs designed to help kids fight intergenerational poverty. This is no easy task as poverty is a thief. With RE>DIRECT, a holistic after-school program, we are making a difference. Our goal is to provide the necessary resources to produce successful future leaders that change marriages, communities, and organizations for the positive.
According to nonprofitsource.com, volunteers are a tremendous resource for charitable nonprofits. Absent volunteers, many charitable nonprofits would not be able to conduct programs, raise funds, or serve clients. The vast majority of board members who serve on charitable nonprofits’ boards are volunteers. Today, the numbers are far less. People are busy and more families may need to work fulltime, leaving less time for volunteering. However – volunteer opportunities are shifting with the times. Did you know that it’s possible to volunteer virtually? Or that websites exist just to help match the right volunteers with service projects and even skilled-volunteer opportunities? Here are some volunteer statistics:
- Approximately 63 million Americans — 25% of the adult population — volunteer their time, talents, and energy to making a difference.
- The 2016 national value of volunteer time is $24.14 per hour. In other words, Americans contribute $193 billion of their time to our communities.
- The volunteer rate declined by 0.4% to 24.9% in 2016.
- Women volunteer at higher rates (27.8%) than men (21.8%).
- People aged 35-44 and 45-54 are most likely to volunteer (28.9% and 28% respectively) while 20-24 year olds have the lowest rates (18.4%).
- On average, people spend an average of 52 hours per year volunteering their time.
- 72% of volunteers are involved with only one organization, while 18.3% are involved with two.
- The top four national volunteer activities are food collection or distribution (24.2%), fundraising or selling items to raise money (23.9%), general labor or transportation (18.8%), and tutoring or teaching (17.9%).
- The top four volunteer areas are for religious (34.1%), educational (26%), social service (14.9%), and health (7.3%) organizations.
- 42.1% of people became volunteers with their main organization after being asked to volunteer.
By becoming a volunteer, you play a critical role in that development. Once the application is complete, we will contact you for an interview. In addition to the application, please take the 5 Voices Assessment and send the results to [email protected] NOTE: Until both the application and the 5 voices assessment are completed, we cannot process paperwork and move forward. Please complete both at the same time.