How to List Volunteer Experience on Your Resume

Posted on September 3rd, 2013 by

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Volunteer experience is valuable to your resume, whether you’re looking to rejoin the workforce after an absence, change career paths, or land another job.

The trick is knowing how to list your volunteer experience so that employers take notice.

If you’re planning to take advantage of volunteer opportunities around Kansas City this year, here are some tips for putting them on your resume.

  • You don’t have to list your volunteer experience separately from your work experience. Instead, list all of your experiences, including volunteer positions, starting with the most recent. You can mention that a position was a volunteer job in the description.
  • Think about how your past volunteer work matches up with skills valued by your potential employer. For example, if you’re applying to work with children, you could list Kansas City’s Love Fund for Children under your experience. Look for volunteer opportunities around Kansas City that match up with your career goals.
  • Don’t hesitate to use volunteer leaders as work references. If you feel that you excelled at your position, volunteer bosses can provide valuable recommendations.

Listing volunteer experience on your resume showcases valuable skills and ethics. Consider volunteer opportunities around Kansas City to build your resume this year.

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