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Book of Odds – Volunteering in America: Making the Time Count

Between September 2008 and September 2009, 63.4 million Americans—26.8% of the country’s population age 16 or older—contributed eight billion hours of volunteer service…

The statistics show that the people who do the most volunteering are as busy—if not busier—than those who don’t volunteer. How do they find the time? According to the American Time Use Survey conducted by the US Census Bureau in 2003, the biggest thing people give up in order to volunteer is television. Volunteers dedicate eight fewer hours per week to watching TV than those who don’t volunteer—accruing more than 400 hours per year.

via Book of Odds – Volunteering in America: Making the Time Count.

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  1. Eliot Springer
    August 28, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I am a manager and I always find the same thing — the people who can take on new projects are always the busiest. Interesting article and I liked the website

  2. August 28, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Hi Eliot,

    Good to see you on the site. Glad you enjoyed the article!

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