3 Reasons Volunteer Work Is Great For Job Seekers

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By Anthony Cintron

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that approximately 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between 2009 and 2010. Even though not all of these volunteers were seeking full-time employment -- with 15 million unemployed, the professional value of unpaid work could hardly be greater.

In an opinion poll conducted by Opinion Research for the Deloitte Volunteer Impact Survey, a large amount of workers responded positively as to whether volunteering impacted their career. Workers said that volunteering increased their networking contacts, enhanced business skills, and helped them develop leadership abilities. Let's look at these three things in more depth: