Considering the Return-on-Investment of the Army Community Services Army Volunteer Corps
Technical Report,01 Feb 2018,31 Oct 2018
Pennsylvania State University, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness University Park United States
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Volunteering is instrumental to many efforts to support successful functioning of local communities. Strategic community interventions to augment volunteerism can bring substantial resources into local communities. The Army Community Services Army Volunteer Corp AVC represents the largest such program for military populations in the world. This work presents findings from an evaluation of the fiscal and societal contributions of over 30,000 volunteers participating in the AVC. The AVC produced over 3 million volunteer hours annually over 1,300 FTEs with a positive return-on-investment. The value of this major community program is considered and implications for supporting volunteerism among military populations is discussed.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations