In addition to the economic value of work done by literacy volunteers, CLO also inquired about the out-of-pocket expenses that volunteers incurred as a result of their involvement in community literacy programs. Forty-six percent of the volunteer respondents reported they did incur out-of-pocket expenses, while 51% said they did not (the remaining 3% were either not sure or did not answer).
These expenses, when not reimbursed through the literacy agencies also represent an economic contribution of volunteers to literacy agencies.
Out-of-Pocket Expenses as Reported by Literacy Volunteers
|Expense||Percent of total(N=204) who incur expense||Percent not reimbursed|