Volunteering in the community may be good for your career, a poll released by Deloitte & Touche suggests.
In a poll of more than 1,000 people commissioned by the Big Four firm, American workers overwhelmingly agreed that volunteering in the community can help them get ahead at work. According to survey results, 86 percent of employed Americans say that volunteering can have a positive impact on their careers, while 93 percent agree that volunteering offers the opportunity to enhance leadership skills
More than three-fourths of respondents agree that volunteering offers the opportunity to develop skills that can be used at work, and 78 percent of respondents see volunteering as an opportunity to develop business skills, including decision-making, problem-solving and negotiating, according to the Deloitte Volunteer Impact Survey.
Among those respondents who serve on a nonprofit board of directors, 73 percent strongly agreed that volunteering offers the opportunity to enhance leadership skills.
Today marks Deloitte's Impact Day, when the firm encourages its 30,000 employees to set aside work for the day to volunteer with nonprofits in their communities.
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