Rank of Portland among the 51 largest US cities for percentage of citizens who volunteer each month (36 percent, by the way)


Value, in billions, of volunteer service performed by Portland residents each year


Acres of ivy removed from Forest Park by No Ivy League volunteers since 1994


Approximate value of computers Free Geek donated to volunteers, nonprofits, and community organizations in 2009


Number of ponytails Portland’s Ponytail Roundup has harvested since 2002 for the national Locks of Love program


Homes built in Portland by Habitat for Humanity from July 2008 to July 2009


Pounds of garbage removed from Oregon beaches by SOLV volunteers in 2009


Estimated percentage of firefighters in Oregon who are volunteers


Rank of Oregon nationwide in number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita

This article appeared in the March 2010 issue of Portland Monthly.
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