Here’s some not-so-surprising news: there’s a clear relationship between volunteering and finding employment. What kind of relationship, you ask? According to the Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment Report, with research conducted by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), volunteering can…
– Increase employment prospects by helping job seekers learn new skills;
– Help expand volunteers’ networks;
Doesn’t that just want to make you roll up your sleeves and go paint a school right now? If not, here’s a little more incentive to do so:
– Volunteers have a 27 percent higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers;
– Volunteers without a high school diploma have a 51 percent higher likelihood of finding employment;
– Volunteers living in rural areas have a 55 percent higher likelihood of finding employment.
So, if you’re in the market for a new job – or just want to give back to your community – sign up for a project or three on our Project Calendar and call it a successful networking event!