InsightsPOSTED January 15, 2014

LinkedIn for volunteering

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LinkedIn for volunteers

Today, LinkedIn launched their Volunteer Marketplace. Clearly a nice fit for the business networking platform as they report that 82 per cent of their users want to volunteer their time.

The most recent Statistics Canada numbers report that 47 per cent of Canadians aged 15 and over did volunteer work.

So if you find yourself in that group of people that would like to find an opportunity, but just haven’t yet, here’s your chance.

And if you’re looking for a new job, there’s just a little extra incentive. LinkedIn reports that 41 per cent of hiring managers consider volunteering equally as valuable as paid work when they evaluate candidates.

How individuals can use LinkedIn for volunteering:

How non-profits can use LinkedIn to find volunteers:

More information on LinkedIn for non-profits and LinkedIn for individuals.

Need help with your corporate responsibility activities? See our work with Walmart.

Diane Begin is a volunteer. Also: APEX’s newest Account Director! Follow her on Twitter.

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