FSU Volunteers Worth Millions

Florida State students are marking a milestone in the community service hours logging more than 270,000 hours.

The university's Center for Civic Education and Services says nearly 4,000 FSU students donated more than 270,000 hours to the Tallahassee community.

The students logged those hours between May 2005 and April of this year.

Charities, foundations and corporate giving programs estimate the value of a volunteer hour at $18.04. At that rate FSU students donated roughly five million dollars in time, talent and energy to Tallahassee.

The students say performing community service enhances their overall college experience.

You may remember after Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. A group of FSU students from the center for civic education and service donated their spring break to help families hit by the storm.

Those hours were not counted in the 270,000 hours.