Nearly 62 million Americans volunteer in their communities, an effort with an economic impact valued at $173 billion. That's according to Bill Basl, Director of AmeriCorps, who spoke with WBFO News to spotlight National Volunteer Week.
Volunteers with Buffalo AmeriCorps kicked off AmeriCorps Week 2014 last Friday by mentoring pre-schoolers at the Belle Center. The service project places emphasis on the importance of early childhood learning.
A new group of volunteers is ready to give back to the community. Mayor Byron Brown swore in the 2013 class of Buffalo AmeriCorps members Thursday morning at the Belle Center on the city's lower west side.