Should I list volunteer work under past jobs when applying for a job?
I worked in a national park last year doing volunteer trail maintenance and vegetation control. We weren't paid but we were technically given a stipend for food. We had to live in tents and I pretty much consider it a job since I had to work doing manual labor for 21 days in a foreign place with people I didn't know. Should I list it as a job when I apply for a job?
Asked By: devon d - 4/23/2011
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Yes all volunteer work counts as work experience - the question is WHEN should you list your volunteer work on your resume... only add it if it directly applies to the job you are seeking. Employers review resumes to look for 1) Work experience 2) Accomplishments 3) Education and they can gather this information from... More
Answered By: LA Boston Gal - 4/23/2011
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Sure, anything that could positively boost your resume.
Answered By: Violet F - 4/23/2011
I wouldn't put it under past jobs but would definitely put it under other experience or would even make a volunteer experience heading to put it under. I think it might get lost under jobs. You want experience like that to stand out. Because it doesn't just tell about what work you can do it also tells about the... More
Answered By: Shaun M - 4/23/2011
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