Giving means more than just donating — pledge to give your time in 2017!

Last year, Americans donated an estimated $373 billion to charitable causes.

But what if you don’t have the resources to donate, or if you’re looking to give back in ways that don’t require spending money? Helping nonprofits directly on-the-ground is a great option.

And that’s where volunteering comes into play.

For every hour you volunteer, nonprofits save an estimated $23.56 in operating costs. That enables these organizations to allocate more funds to where they matter most: in areas of impact.

Take the Pledge to #GiveTime!

This December, do your part to ensure your favorite nonprofit kicks off the new year stronger than ever. Take the pledge to #GiveTime in 2017.

  • By pledging to volunteer 8 hours, you can create an estimated $188.48 in social value for a cause you care about.
  • By pledging to volunteer 24 hours, you can create an estimated $565.44 in social value for a cause you care about.
  • By pledging to volunteer 40 hours, you can create an estimated $942.40 in social value for a cause you care about.
  • By pledging to volunteer 56 hours, you can create an estimated $1,319.36 in social value for a cause you care about.

Share your volunteer story with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtag “#GiveTime”.

Pledge Resources

And after you’ve taken the pledge, check out these resources to help you take the next step in getting involved with a cause in your community:

Find Inspiration Find a Volunteer Opportunity
[Quiz] How Many Hours Can I Volunteer in 2017? Community
[Quiz] What Kind of Volunteer Are You? Children & Youth
An Inspirational Hour About the Possibilities of #GivingTime Education & Literacy
Help Communities Affected by Hurricane Matthew Health & Medicine
294 Volunteer Opportunities to Disarm Hate Faith-Based
Step Up this Week for Hunger & Homelessness +25 Other Causes to Volunteer For