National volunteer week coming soon
National Volunteer Week is April 15 – 21, 2012. On Feb. 22, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the volunteer rate rose by 0.5 percentage point to 26.8 percent for the year ending in September 2011. About 64.3 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2010 and September 2011. The increase in the volunteer rate in 2011 followed a decline of equal size in 2010.