This past weekend we had the 2017 Mass AT Volunteer Gathering in Dalton, MA. It was a chance to reflect back on all the volunteer efforts for the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts and to plan ahead for 2017. The remarkable thing here is the total of "regular" volunteer hours reaching 6,307.5! Other groups add to the work needed for the AT but at 6,307.5 it is still worth about $145,000!
The figures for volunteer labor varies by job and state, so I took the federal average from 2015.