Volunteer hours donated in 2016 were typical of the organization's yearly average.

Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel (KARSP) members throughout Kansas donated a total of 384,867 hours of volunteer time. Of this total, 82,361 hours were dedicated to the activities that benefited Kansas youth programs.

Professional life continues after retirement by using volunteer support for our communities in many ways. These hours donated are making a profound financial impact, give members a sense of community and keeps members active and involved.

KARSP is an organization that is approximately 3,700 strong and volunteers their time and talents giving back to Kansas after retirement. Anyone who has retired from a public school system is welcome to join.

The latest estimated value of volunteer time is $23.07 per hour according to Independent Sector. This accounts for an enormous value and worth millions to the residents of Kansas. In 2016 KARSP member's value added was $8,878,882.60. The youth of Kansas benefited by a value added of $1,900,068. These volunteer hours provide a powerful, independent and voluntary method for coordinating partnerships in every aspect of human endeavor.

The KARSP Cherokee County Area Unit in this area donated 7875 volunteer hours in 2016. Hours dedicated to youth projects totaled 600 hours for a value of $14,136. The total value added to the area communities was $185,535.

KARSP is proud to share its success story and express the values most important to them. Our members are people that want to make a difference, impact our communities and advance the common good. KARSP shares a common commitment of improving lives and giving back. The value of volunteer time helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference.