Volunteerism: A US lesson to the world

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March 12, 2013
Orange County Register    
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"Over the years, I have volunteered for many organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, literacy programs and nature parks. For the last seven years, I have volunteered for the International Council of the Tampa Bay Region, an affiliate of the U.S. State Department that brings foreign visitors to the United States. ... I know of no other organization that does as much to teach foreigners about volunteering. Ironically, our visitors constantly remind us that the United States is unique in the world when it comes to volunteerism. They're right. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, approximately 63.4 million Americans, or 26.3 percent of the adult population, gave 8.1 billion hours of service worth $173 billion in 2010, the last year for complete numbers." (03/12/13)

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