Students who wish to launch careers in the nonprofit sector may benefit from enrolling in a degree program, as those with higher levels of education often have better job opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals who work in this industry can earn an average of $600 per week.
In an effort to train more individuals for careers in this field, schools such as Maryville University in Missouri are launching volunteer programs. According to the college, Maryville was recognized for its nonprofit work when it received the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The award is given to universities that demonstrate a commitment to serving their communities.
"Inclusion on the honor roll is validation of the good work that our faculty and staff are doing to ensure that community service is part of the Maryville experience," said Alden Craddock, associate vice president and director of the Center for Civic Engagement. "It is recognition of Maryville's commitment to community service through both academic and non-academic programs."
During the 2009-2010 academic year, more than 1,400 students at the school logged nearly 18,000 hours of volunteer work.
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