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The Center for Nonprofit Leadership at Drury University is proud to present "Volunteerism: A Study of the Springfield Area." Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofit and civic organizations. They donate time, energy, and expertise to make communities healthier, safer, and stronger.
Despite the obvious benefits volunteers bring to this region, little is known about how many people are involved, what type of work they do, and the economic and social value of their service. This report provides strong evidence to support the impact volunteers have in Southwest Missouri, with information from hundreds of individuals and organizations.
This two-year study provides an in-depth look at volunteers (age, education, income), their service (types of causes, hours given) as well as how organizations use volunteers to accomplish their missions.
The 30-page report highlights trends in volunteerism, motives for giving time, and how organizations manage volunteers.