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October 1, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – After years as runner up for the number of volunteer hours in a year,
the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service claimed the top spot, honored
by Gov. Mike Beebe for the more than 2.8 million volunteer hours donated to the people
The Cooperative Extension Service recorded 2.86 million hours by 36,792 people. The
dollar value accorded to that unpaid work is $64.9 million. The extension service
was recognized during a ceremony Tuesday at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock.
“Sounds like a cliché, but service is not only part of our name, it’s also deeply
held mission for our hundreds of employees and affiliate members statewide,” said
Tony Windham, associate vice president-agriculture-extension, for the University of
Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Not only do our employees give of their
time to the communities, but our affiliates like the Extension Homemakers Council,
Master Gardeners and 4-H volunteers all make it part of their mission to serve others.
Each year, the Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support, part of the Arkansas
Department of Human Services, issues a report on the economic impact of volunteers.
The report said that in 2013, more than 500,000 Arkansans offered volunteer services.
Seven-hundred-five organizations contributed 16.5 million hours of volunteer service
to the state with a value of $423.01 million.
Over the previous two years, only the state Department of Human Services and its 10
divisions had higher numbers of volunteer time than the extension service.
To learn more about the Cooperative Extension Service and its volunteer opportunities,
contact your county extension office or visit www.uaex.uada.edu.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race,
color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status,
or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
By Mary HightowerU of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com