Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work?

In a US study entitled Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment: Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work? (2013) found that volunteering is associated with a 27% higher odds of employment.

The results of this study suggest a statistically significant and stable association between volunteering and employment. The overall association remains consistent across each year of the study period and different unemployment rates, suggesting that irrespective of economic conditions volunteering may add an advantage to the out of work seeking employment