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Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment.

The Study Found That VOLUNTEERING Is Associated With 27% Higher Odds of Employment.

According to Dr. Chris Prera, CNCS's Director of Research & Evaluation , Active volunteers were 27% more likely to get a job than non-volunteers. And the relationship held stable across gender, race, ethnicity, age, location, and unemployment rate. That's a big difference.

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The findings echo a recent LinkedIn survey of 2,000 professionals which found that 41% of respondents consider volunteer experience to be as important as work experience for job candidates. The survey also found that 20% of hiring managers have offered jobs based on a candidate's volunteer experience.