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Virginia Volunteer Highlights - 2013

2013 Highlights at a glance
View the full report (pdf) for more details

While the report focuses on statistics and a quantitative analysis, the real story lies in the hundreds of people who enthusiastically give their time and energy to an organization and cause about which they are deeply passionate.

Fast Facts 2013

  • 426 volunteers
  • 5,591 recorded hours
  • Estimated value of volunteers' time : $163,802
  • Volunteer hour contributions are the equivalent of 3.1 full-time staff
  • 79% of volunteer time was on-the-ground conservation work
  • 34% of that was through the preserve monitoring program
  • 14% was prescribed fire activities
  • 13% was other trail/preserve stewardship
  • 56% of volunteer workforce had volunteered in the past (193 volunteers)
  • 58% of volunteers volunteered more than one time in 2013
  • The majority of time was spent at VCR (20%), Piney Grove (13%), and the Charlottesville Office (13%)
  • There were 187 new volunteer inquires and 235 people filled out applications

Volunteer Accomplishments

Volunteers spent 75% of their time on on-the-ground conservation projects:

  • Volunteer Visitation Committees: 34% of conservation hours (1221.5 hours)
  • Prescribed Fire Activities: 14% of conservation hours (481 hours)
  • rail Work not related to committees: 13% of conservation hours (452 hours)
  • Other: research, equipment repair, living shoreline, etc.: 12% (441.5 hours)
  • Seagrass and Oyster Restoration: 7% of conservation hours (272 hours)
  • Other Projects: Volunteers spent 7% of their time supporting Operations projects including garden workdays, front desk work and filing; 5% on other departments such as TIS and leading hikes; 3% on Volunteer projects; 2% on Philanthropy projects; and 1% each on GIS, Marketing and Legal projects.

Many thanks to all of our volunteers for their hard work in 2013!!

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