From Volunteer to New Career
It is often said that volunteering is a great way to test-drive a career. But that premise is only as good as the opportunities we make available to volunteers. And with an increasing number of thirty- and forty-somethings expressing disaffection with their present careers, it is no longer only young people who could use volunteering opportunities to help them change track. Fraser Dyer first outlines the factors that cause career disaffection in workers today and then looks at what agencies will need to think about to attract this potential source of volunteer recruits. What does the not-for-profit sector have to offer career-changers anyway? And is your volunteer program up to the job of becoming a shop window for the next generation of employees?