The first thing most people think of when seeking employment is building experience.  This is true.  Most people don’t consider volunteering as a way to do this.  For job seekers, be aware from this great study from Deloitte about how volunteering can get your foot in the door.

Volunteer Managers please be aware that when recruiting, make sure that you have created roles that are meaningful and will help volunteers build their experience.  Utilize tools like online management to describe duties in full so that potential volunteers can choose what activities best suit their needs.