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Giving Back!

April 11, 2016 0

April 10 – 16 is National Volunteer Week in Canada!  Volunteers are critical to sports and recreation organizations in Alberta.  Here are some interesting stats from the 2007 Giving and Volunteering for Sports & Recreation Organizations in Alberta survey:

  • Sports and recreation organizations comprise the largest component of the nonprofit sector in Alberta – 26% of the 20,000 organizations in Alberta
  • Two thirds of hours worked for sports and recreation organizations came from volunteers
  • 370,000 Albertans (13% of the population over the age of 15) volunteered for sports and recreation organizations in the year the study was conducted, for 43.5 million hours
  • Most common volunteer activities include organizing or supervising events (44%); coaching, refereeing or officiating (40%); fundraising (40%); or sitting on a board or committee (29%)

Make sure to take time this week to thank those volunteers working with your organization!

Category : Volunteers


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