As if you need another reason to volunteer… new research by the Royal Voluntary Service and University of Kent has confirmed that it can improve your employability.
The report, Social Mobility: Unleashing the Power of Volunteering, found that of 1,000 volunteers aged 16-65, more than half credited volunteering with improving their job prospects.
This trend was noted at every age with an incredible 73% of young volunteers aged 16-19 saying it helped them secure their first job.
The report also found volunteering supported career progression, with c.1 in 3 volunteers in theirs 20s—50s saying volunteering had helped them secure a better job. Volunteering was also seen as a great way to retrain or gain experience for a career-change.
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Alice Clementi and Alex Marsh co-founded Charterpath as a community interest company in 2020, with a mission to increase the proportion of accountants volunteering from 10% to 50% - inspiring more accountants to volunteer their time and expertise, connecting them with non-profit opportunities, and engaging with a wide range of organisations so volunteering is a core part of an accountant’s career. For more information, visit www.charterpath.org.uk.