Profile America — Wednesday, April 18th. This week is set aside as a time to honor those who make life a little better by the work they do without pay to help others. It's National Volunteer Week. It's also a time to consider becoming involved in solving local problems and helping organizations that benefit communities and the nation. More than a quarter of us do some sort of volunteer work. This is a trend that cuts across age categories, with those 18 to 24 donating about the same number of hours of their time as those 65 to 74 years old. The average volunteer donates about an hour a week of their time with religious, youth, and educational organizations benefiting the most. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 219 Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 585, 1239