Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment
New, ground-breaking research from AmeriCorps provides evidence of a relationship between volunteering and finding employment.
- 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
AmeriCorps also found that volunteering is associated with an increased likelihood of finding employment for all volunteers regardless of a person’s gender, age, ethnicity, geographical area, or the job market conditions.
Learn more by visiting the AmeriCorps website.