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volunteerIn today’s economy, volunteerism is surging. Encouraging individuals and job seekers to volunteer has many benefits such as: connecting with the community, networking, increasing experience, gaining skills to include on a resume, and becoming acquainted with business goals and operations. Learn more about how volunteering is beneficial to individuals.

Businesses, corporations, and organizations of all kinds benefit financially from including volunteers, but they also create opportunities for networking with potential employees. Learn more about the benefits of including volunteers.

Click on the following links to learn more about volunteerism:

Assist customers in creating a plan for volunteering.

Assist individuals in becoming volunteers.

Assist businesses in calculating the value of volunteers.

Help businesses and volunteer centers work together.

Provide information to businesses on the benefits of promoting and utilizing volunteers.

Assist businesses in connecting employees to service opportunities.

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Volunteerism: Quick Links

Volunteer Match  External link opens in a new windowstrengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect.

USA Freedom Corps  External link opens in a new window is an office of the White House that was started by President George W. Bush to help expand volunteer service around the United States.

City Year External link opens in a new window unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world.

Get Involved External link opens in a new window (Senior Corps) works with thousands of nonprofit organizations and local agencies – both secular and faith-based – to promote service opportunities for older Americans.


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