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Volunteer Your Way to Employment July 4, 2013

Filed under: Hot Projects,Volunteer — seattleworks @ 10:00 am

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;

– Encourage volunteers to take on leadership roles.volunteer_report_image

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!


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