The important work we do every day is fueled by the enthusiasm and love of hundreds of volunteers. Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds; some have experienced a loss and some have not, but they all choose to selflessly give back to grieving families in Iowa. Volunteers donate their time to Amanda the Panda through a variety of opportunities including but limited to facilitating support groups, providing childcare or cooking meals for support group, and spending the weekend at our grief camp.
In 2016, volunteers donated 4,314 hours to Amanda the Panda. The national value of volunteer time is valued at $24.14 per hour, which means that Amanda the Panda volunteers’ time was equal to a donation of $104,139! [Bureau of Labor Statistics]