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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.

Read the full article here: http://society.guardian.co.uk/voluntary/news/0,,1920940,00.html