EmploymentCrossing Launches VolunteerCrossing, Which Seeks to Gather and List Every Volunteer Job Opening

VolunteerCrossing, an innovative job-consolidation website, has been launched by EmploymentCrossing, one of the world’s largest job-search sites. VolunteerCrossing is specifically designed to find and list volunteer jobs. By consolidating every volunteer job from every job website, VolunteerCrossing seeks to provide job seekers with every volunteer job in one place.

Pasadena, CA, June 09, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Volunteering traditionally has been a seasonal or part-time practice for many, but today competition is intense for full-time volunteer jobs. There are numerous active volunteer jobs, and VolunteerCrossing works to direct all such jobs to its database of employment opportunities. In fact, VolunteerCrossing was launched with a large number of active volunteer jobs posted on its site.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment growth rate for volunteers over the 2006-2016 decade is projected to be 13%, faster than the average growth rate for other occupations. Staff volunteer opportunities should be best for those who are formally trained and experienced, according to the bureau’s forecast. Also, since many people leave these types of jobs after short stints, the need for newly recruited volunteers will always exist.

''In this market it is extremely hard to get a job with a recruiter, and recruiters typically work with very few companies,'' says A. Harrison Barnes, founder and CEO of VolunteerCrossing. ''Job openings that are not widely known or publicized are the easiest jobs to get, and our researchers scour numerous sources for those kinds of jobs.''

In what is perhaps a reflection of the current volunteer job market, according to Barnes, the most popular searches on the website have been:

volunteer jobs
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volunteer jobs for teens
volunteer coordinator jobs
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summer volunteer jobs
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volunteer jobs for kids
hospital volunteer jobs
paid volunteer jobs
animal volunteer jobs
volunteer management jobs

Unlike other job boards, VolunteerCrossing focuses solely on volunteer jobs and boasts that it has more job listings than any other volunteer job board in the world. Barnes emphasizes that VolunteerCrossing is committed to finding new sources of jobs daily.

''There is an astonishing number of volunteer job openings out there. We want to find them all,'' he says.

VolunteerCrossing charges job seekers $29.95 to look at its volunteer job-opening research. However, it is currently offering a free, seven-day trial to allow users to familiarize themselves with the service. The free trial is available to everyone on the site’s registration page for a limited time.

For more information about VolunteerCrossing, please visit www.volunteercrossing.com.

Mary Waldron