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BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING

Increased Employee Expectation

When employees are involved it can increase the commitment they feel towards their job duties and the company they represent. This involvement benefits not only the overall success of the company, but that it is also helping out a charitable cause that is important to them. This sense of purpose can lead to increased productivity and higher workplace morale.

Honed Skills

Volunteer program   can be an effective way to help employees develop skills that will, in turn, be beneficial to their job performance. Some professionals acknowledge that volunteering is valuable to developing leadership skills.

Strengthened Resume

Having volunteer service on your resume can help you stand out as a potential job candidate. Since job hunting can be incredibly difficult, time-consuming, and competitive, volunteering gives you a distinct advantage over other candidates.

 

Be an Example

Volunteers are example setters for children or peers that are younger than themselves. Volunteering teaches lessons of humility and gratitude; these are important behaviors to instill at a young age. Families that volunteer together can forge greater bonds and bring their relationships much closer. Since children are truly the future, volunteers setting an example of the value and importance of volunteerism, and laying the path and foundation for future community activism and service is relevant.

 

Statistics and More

According to AmeriCorps & Senior Corps research, “Volunteering in America”, the following were found to be true:

 

  • In 2017, one in three adults (30.3%) volunteered through an organization, demonstrating that volunteering remains an important activity for millions of Americans.

  • 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.

Volunteering at the Clifton George Thompson Scholarship Foundation will unite helping hands, increase our network, and provided multiple opportunities to partner with students and their schools to work towards the dream of an education for every child.

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