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Table 2 Affiliation with the community organization

From: Community-based clinic volunteering: an evaluation of the direct and indirect effects on the experience of health science college students

Affiliation with the community organization Frequency Percent (%)
Duration of involvement
 Less than 3 months 37 21.8
 3–6 months 35 20.6
 7–9 months 23 13.5
 10–12 months 22 12.9
 Greater than 12 months 53 31.2
Time, on average, contributed per month
 Less than 10 h 123 72.4
 10–19 h 36 21.2
 20 h or more 11 6.5
How did you first hear about this community organization?
 From people I know (i.e., friends) 63 37.1
 Online (i.e., website) 4 2.4
 At an academic institution 99 58.2
 At another community organization 2 1.2
 At my workplace 1 0.6
 Brochures/posters 1 0.6
What was the underlying reason why you originally chose to volunteer here?
 To broaden your social network 2 1.2
 To help vulnerable groups 30 17.6
 To gain new experiences 67 39.4
 To give back to the community 37 21.8
 To strengthen your resume 24 14.1
 Other 10 5.9
Has your original perspective changed with respect to why you volunteer here?
 Yes 82 48.2
 No 88 51.8
If “yes”, what is the current underlying reason why you continue to work here?
 To broaden your social network 3 3.7
 To help vulnerable groups 26 31.7
 To gain new experiences 18 22.0
 To give back to the community 22 26.8
 To strengthen your resume 2 2.4
 Other 11 13.4
Did you have prior volunteer or work experience(s) prior to joining here?
 Yes 142 83.5
 No 28 16.5
After joining this community organization, are you volunteering or working anywhere else?
 Yes 68 40.0
 No 102 60.0
Have you recommended others (i.e., friends, family) to volunteer or work here?
 Yes 145 85.3
 No 25 14.7