TCAD Celebrates National Volunteer Week and Releases Volunteer Impact Report
Monday, April 18, 2022 | 09:44
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (TCAD) released its annual Volunteer Impact Report today.
The report details the significant difference volunteers are making across the state by participating in several Commission-administered programs.
“Volunteers are often unsung and invisible heroes. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, I want everyone to know how much these selfless people help to ensure the health and independence of our aging population,” said James Dunn, CEO of TCAD . “These Tennessees inspire confidence that we all have a role to play in improving our communities, and I encourage all of us to follow their example.”
Starting in 2020, TCAD began tracking volunteer data across its programs, culminating in the first Volunteer Impact Report last year. You can view the full 2022 report here.
Highlights of the report include:
- Over 9,000 volunteers donated their time and personal resources to at least one program.
- Nearly 375,000 hours of service were provided by volunteers statewide.
- In total, the hours donated by Tennesseans account for more than $11 million in in-kind contributions.
Click here for more information on volunteering with TCAD programs.