Insights & Impact 2020: Measuring the Social Impact of Volunteerism

This report describes new ways to calculate the value of volunteer time. These approaches rely on data from Independent Sector and from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report also provides guidance on aligning volunteer activities with participant skill sets in order to maximize impact. With this new framework, volunteer groups can better demonstrate that their efforts build a nonprofit’s capacity to increase the number of people they house, feed, or otherwise serve.