Across our community and the state, they help make all kinds of organizations work better. From the Loussac Library to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, from volunteer fire departments to community theater. From food banks to shelters to children’s programs to animal sanctuaries. Many tasks would remain incomplete, many goals missed, if it weren’t for the good work of volunteers.
A special shout out to Jennifer Howell, director of community engagement at United Way of Anchorage, for sharing the latest numbers on Alaska volunteers.
Highlights in the state rankings for Alaska are:
- #3 for the number of volunteer hours per resident (55.1 / National Average 32.7))
- #4 Generation X Volunteer Rate (38.8% / National Average 29.4%)
- #11 Volunteer Rate (33.6% / National Average 26.8%)
- #11 Older Adult Volunteer Rate (31.1% / National Average 23.9%)
- #13 Baby Boomer Volunteer Rate (36.8% / National Average 29.2%)
- #18 Millennial Generation Volunteer Rate (24% / National Average 21.6%)
Hometown, Alaska invites individuals, organizations and agencies to take this opportunity to give a shout out to your volunteers, either by giving a call during our program, or sending us an email that we can read on the air and share with our listeners.
Host Kathleen McCoy will be joined by super volunteer Rick Fox, and as many of your calls and emails as we can fit in!
This program is all about saying, “Thank you!”
- Rick Fox, retired oil executive, long-time volunteer
- Callers who want to thank their volunteers
- Snapshot of Alaska, Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012, Corporation for National & Community Service (based on 2011 data)
- Volunteer Opportunities, Anchorage Daily News
- United Way, Pledge to volunteer
- The Case for Volunteering, blog post by Trent Meidinger
- Quotes about the power of volunteering
- First Lady Volunteer Awards
- Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
- Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
- Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)
HOST: Kathleen McCoy
LIVE broadcast: Wednesday, December 19, 2012. 2:00 – 3:00 pm (Alaska time)
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, December 19, 2012. 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Alaska time)