Volunteer Experience

Yes, it’s valuable!

Many employers love to see candidates that are active volunteers within their communities - especially if those volunteer activities are pertinent to their industry. Likewise, many consider volunteer experience to be equally as valuable as paid work experience.

If you have volunteer experience, highlight the ones where you had roles of responsibility and influence, in order to talk about certain successes that you had. Additionally, if your causes or volunteer experience are particularly relevant to an industry or company that you want to work for, this will make your profile stand out even further.

Here’s a quick walkthrough video on how to edit your Volunteer Experience on your LinkedIn profile.