Your value to your community just became more valuable.
Each year, active and prospective Firewise Communities are asked to calculate their annual per capita investment to reflect community education and preparedness work. The Independent Sector, a trusted industry non-profit, calculates the nationally recognized hourly value of volunteer work.
This spring, they announced the new hourly rate of $23.07.
Firewise uses this national rate for its community investment criteria. A minimum of $2 per capita may seem like a big goal for a small community. But, most Firewise neighborhoods have no trouble meeting or exceeding that amount of investment each year.
This is how:
12 volunteers x 4 hours of work = 48 hours.
48 hours x the national rate of $23.07 = $1,107.36 of volunteer work.
A community of 550 residents requires just $1,100 investment annually and will make their annual goal on volunteer efforts alone!