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Evidence-based Practice: Volunteerism as a Pathway to Work

In addition to benefits related to employment, volunteering can help students and families find friends, connect with their community, learn new skills, find resources and support, and increase self-confidence self-esteem, and life satisfaction.
Watch the video, Corporation for National and Community Service РVolunteering as a Pathway to Employment, on YouTube.


Did you know:

  • 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

Where to find volunteer experiences:

  • High School Guidance Office
  • Youth Organizations
  • Local Chamber of Commerce
  • Civic and Service Organization
  • Fundraisers for Causes that Matter