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Charity leaders launch careers guide - Friday 13 October 2006

People employed by charities are old, white, female and often too unwell to do a proper job. At least that is what young people believe, according to a survey for voluntary sector leaders.

The 14 to 18-year-olds surveyed also thought that charity employees had to be rich, because the work was badly paid or not paid at all.

A campaign to correct young people's view that a career in the voluntary and community sector is not for them has been started by the UK Workforce Hub, a joint operation by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and its counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that promotes the sector as an attractive career choice.

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