The effect of volunteering on refugees' prospects of getting paid work

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Stopforth, Susan
Date of publication
1 December 2001
Voluntary Action: the journal of the Institute for Volunteering Research. Vol. 4; Number 1
Volunteering, Minority Groups
Social welfare
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This article discusses volunteering by refugees and how it increases their chances of obtaining paid work. Refugees' views of volunteering confirm its importance for references, for gaining work experience in Britain and for regaining confidence. The data confirms that volunteering has a significant effect on the employment chances of those refugees who have also achieved British graduate qualifications.

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