Almost half of graduating students volunteered at least occasionally in the past year July 19, 2018 The Canadian University Survey Consortium's recently released 2018 Graduating Student Survey offers some interesting data on student employment and volunteering. Overall, 44% of graduating students volunteered at least occasionally on or off campus in the past year, including 24% of students who participate often or very often in community service or volunteer activities. Among those who participate in volunteer activities, the typical student spends about five hours a week volunteering; however, just 12% of students overall spend more than five hours per week volunteering. More than half (56%) of graduating students say they have been involved in some type of work and learning program experience. About 60% of graduating students are currently employed, with about 15% being employed on campus (10% exclusively on campus and 5% employed both on and off campus). Among those who are currently employed, results indicate that the typical student works about 18 hours a week, and almost three-quarters report working 20 or fewer hours per week. Students who are working are more likely to say their employment has a negative (42%) impact than positive (22%) impact on their academic performance, although 36% say it has no impact.