VIRGINIA BEACH — The city’s Office of Volunteer Resources has released its annual volunteer resource report, which provides a breakdown of volunteerism to the city for fiscal year 2017-2018.
Here are the highlights:
- 15,207 volunteers
- 1,120,403 hours of volunteer service valued at $27,662,743
- Real estate tax rate savings of 5.09 cents per $100 of assessed value
- 2,680 pounds of trash and 8,000 cigarette butts were removed from the ground
- Emergency Medical Services Department, which is the nation’s largest volunteer-based EMS agency, had 1,144 volunteers provide 352,979 volunteer hours — the most hours of any city department
- The Sheriff’s Office had the second most, with 802 volunteers contributing 351,847 hours of service to the city.
- 110 students received one-on-one mentoring and literacy tutoring from volunteers, twice a week
City departments and agencies advertise their specific volunteer opportunities on their department web pages. Please see the links to the different department volunteer pages under the “Volunteer With” heading to the right.
Some departments that have immediate needs for specific volunteer opportunities have listed them at the City of Virginia Beach Volunteer Opportunities page. If you’re interested in volunteering with the city, fill out the application.