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Old 06-18-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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Volunteering lifts job prospects of the jobless - The Washington Post

I guess by helping others you help yourself.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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The one thing is if you are not getting unemployment checks, volunteering does not pay bills. If you can volunteer do it but we are not in a world where many people can do it given their situation.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Volunteer work on a resume even for those working at the present stands out a lot. It can lead to making contacts and connections and in addition to looking for work can help fill the time.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:08 AM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I would hope the volunteering would continue once a person got a job instead of saying....."ok i can stop helping others now that I found a job.

The purpose of volunteering is being passionate about helping others not filling in a gap on a resume
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I would hope the volunteering would continue once a person got a job instead of saying....."ok i can stop helping others now that I found a job.

The purpose of volunteering is being passionate about helping others not filling in a gap on a resume
It can also be a whole now that I work I have less time to volunteer. You go from being free everyday to now having anywhere from 15 hours (for low-end part time) to 60 or so if you are salaried/commission-based. Cutting 60 hours out of a 168 hour week, leads you to 108 hours without including sleep and transit time. I am all for charity but sometimes we don't have the resources, time or money to do it.
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:44 PM
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It can also be a whole now that I work I have less time to volunteer. You go from being free everyday to now having anywhere from 15 hours (for low-end part time) to 60 or so if you are salaried/commission-based. Cutting 60 hours out of a 168 hour week, leads you to 108 hours without including sleep and transit time. I am all for charity but sometimes we don't have the resources, time or money to do it.
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The biggest thing about trying to volunteer when you are unemployed is transportation costs
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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The biggest thing about trying to volunteer when you are unemployed is transportation costs
Exactly my point. I repd you for saying what needed to be said. The unemployed cannot always get to to and from job interviews, throw in volunteering, forget about it. Though employers look down at not being a volunteer while unemployed.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Volunteering can be especially expensive to those living in a rural area. Driving 50 miles round trip to volunteer can be quite expensive when you're not working. I'm willing to volunteer so long as it doesn't require me to spend money I don't have.
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Old 06-20-2013, 02:35 PM
 
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Also, the study noted that volunteering works best in helping those with a high school diploma or less obtain employment. It is much less effective for those with a college degree.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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I don't know. Most people have bills to pay and need to be looking for a job. Volunteering can help build connections if done right. Finding a job is priority one though.
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