The study described here determined the economic value of volunteer time contributed to the New Mexico 4-H program. A volunteer profile of personal characteristics, role/activities engaged in, motivational factors, and monetary donations was established. Economic value was determined by calculating the average number of hours spent in 1 year by a volunteer and multiplying the number by the average hourly wage for nonagricultural workers ($14.30) as determined by the Independent Sector in 1999. The article makes recommendations based on the study's findings.
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Hutchins, J. K., Seevers, B. S., & Van Leeuwen, D. (2002). Value of Adult Volunteer Leaders in the New Mexico 4-H Program. The Journal of Extension, 40(2), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss2/13