In the US, 62 million volunteers contribute about 8 billion hours of service each year, the equivalent of $173 billion. The nonprofit sector would probably collapse without all our awesome volunteer. (Nonprofit with Balls blog, 7-13-15)
Charles Schubert moved to San Antonio in 1966, because his employer, architect O’Neil Ford had his office in the King William neighborhood.
Charles’s first Fair experience was by accident. He woke up one Saturday morning on the second floor of his apartment to see people with card tables along the curb. On the various tables were sodas and crafts for sale. He went to check it out and from then on became a regular Fair volunteer. Charles said, “I remember one year I was in charge of cleaning the streets after the Fair. I missed the Fair because I was in the hospital, but the next day when I got home, I started at the corner of Madison and S. St. Mary’s with my trash bag picking up litter. By the time I got to Beauregard Street some neighbors came and joined me in cleaning up the mess.”