The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently released “Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment,” a research study that found that those who were out of work and got involved with volunteering opportunities increased their likelihood of finding employment by 27 percent. Furthermore, the study found that volunteers without a high school diploma improved their chances of finding employment by 51 percent, and those in rural areas increased their chances of finding work by 55 percent.
Volunteering improves the likelihood of success for job seekers across all demographic categories – such as age, race, and gender – geographic areas, and job market conditions. In a competitive job market, volunteering can help job seekers be the one employers notice. For those people with limited skills or connections, volunteering can help level the playing field.
- 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
Our volunteer opportunities are categorized by United Way's three Impact Areas: Health, Education, and Financial Stability. If you are interested in becoming a United Way Volunteer, click the Volunteer Now link below! If you don't see an opportunity listed that you're interested in or want to do something specfic, please contact us directly!
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