Why Reporting Your Hours is Important

Reporting all of your volunteer activity to us on a regular basis is very important. Here are some reasons why:

Coming of Age is partially funded by an RSVP grant. One of our grant requirements is to demonstrate the impact our volunteers make in our community. If you don’t report all of your volunteer activity to us, we will not be able to tell our story. This could result in a loss of funding for local programs.

We recognize volunteer hours served! Volunteers who report over 1,000 and 2,000 hours of service each year are recognized at our annual luncheon. Volunteers who contribute more than 4,000 hours of lifetime service through Coming of Age will receive a President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Hour reports also help provide us with information we can use for award nominations outside of our program.

Your volunteer hours are worth money. Independent Sector reports that the current value of a volunteer hour is $24.69. That means we can actually put a price on the amount of volunteer work you are doing each year. That dollar amount helps non-profit organizations receive grants and additional funding sources.

ALL volunteer activity is now eligible for mileage reimbursement. No matter what activity you are doing, you can request mileage (as long as you are over 50 years of age) for $.20 per mile up to 125 miles per month.
Reporting is easy. We offer online reporting and some organizations complete volunteer roster reports. Contact us today to find out ways we can make reporting easier for you.

If you have any questions about reporting your hours, please contact the Coming of Age office at (512) 854-7787.

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