Career Questions tagged Volunteer

During high school, should I continue volunteering or get a job?

I am currently in high school and am an aspiring psychiatrist. Although there is a long way to go, I want to be as prepared as possible. I am aware that the cost of college and medical school is quite hefty and would like to tend to that as proactively as I can. However, is having money to pay...

#medicine #job #college #experience #volunteer

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Karen Kitchel’s Avatar Toral Patel’s Avatar Judeanne Armenti’s Avatar Grant Morgan’s Avatar +3
Active Nov 27 at 09:49 PM

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Posted by Mariya T.’s Avatar Mariya T.
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Karen Kitchel | Community Volunteer Sounds like you are already volunteering (good for you) and continuing ...

Is it more beneficial to have unpaid internships and more of a variety of experience or paid work with strong connections, but not as much of a variety of experience??

I'm hoping to make my future applications to veterinary school as strong as possible and I'm wondering if paid work is given more consideration even if it isn't necessarily as varied as having multiple unpaid internships in a range of sub-fields. # #internship #volunteer #college #vet-school...

#application #veterinary-school #veterinarian #experience #resume

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Ken Simmons’s Avatar Karen Kitchel’s Avatar
Active Oct 07 at 01:17 PM

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Posted by Kathryn C.’s Avatar Kathryn C.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Consult my answer to another of you questions. Developing a clear ...

Are there any places I can volunteer that would show my commitment to wanting to be a pharmacist?

There are a lot of hospices and hospitals that I want to volunteer at but I'm not old enough to yet. I want to start showing my passion for pharmacy and medicine now. What type of places can I volunteer at that will show I'm dedicated to pursuing a pharmaceutical degree? #pharmacist #pharmacy...

#medicine #volunteer

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Active Sep 19 at 02:44 PM

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Posted by Gabriela M.’s Avatar Gabriela M.
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Karen Kitchel | Community Volunteer You can show your dedication and commitment to making and reaching ...

What kind of volunteering hours can we include in college applications?

When I apply for colleges, I notice that they ask for volunteer hours. I'm curious as to what kind of hours they will consider. I volunteer at my church occasionally and help out at my school, do activities like that count? #volunteer...

#collegeapplication

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Angela D’s Avatar Karen Kitchel’s Avatar Will Kauffman’s Avatar
Active Sep 17 at 07:22 PM

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Posted by Stephanie S.’s Avatar Stephanie S.
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Angela D | UX Designer Hi Stephanie, Yes, anything that you do in your free time ...

On college applications, should I include all of my community service, or should I just include the things that meant the most?

I am wondering if community service gets redundant after so much of it and then if it may be better for me to include all of it on my applications. Should I just include the most recent things, and the things that impacted me the most? #application...

#volunteer

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Active Sep 17 at 07:37 PM

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Posted by Timothy K.’s Avatar Timothy K.
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Karen Kitchel | Community Volunteer If it's possible to include all of your community service, that ...

Do colleges look for involvement with sports and organizations?

I participate in cheerleading, track and field, fellowship of christian atheles, younglife, and multiple volunteering programs. Are colleges interested in students tha can balance these things and maintaining a good GPA. Basically, what impact does extra-curriculars bring to the college...

#christian #trackandfield #gpa #cheer #college #highschool #volunteer

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Active Aug 28 at 09:23 PM

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Posted by Carolyn S.’s Avatar Carolyn S.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Something that is missing in your array of activities are activities ...

Should I focus on academics or extracurricular activities?

I will start a one year graduate program this fall. I am also active as a volunteer and leader in several organizations that match my interests and later career goals. If my academic responsibilities and my responsibilities due to my positions in these organizations conflict, can it make sense...

#jobs #studying #extracurriculars #grades #college #volunteer

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Austin L.’s Avatar Kim Igleheart’s Avatar Ken Simmons’s Avatar
Active May 25 at 10:43 PM

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Posted by John G.’s Avatar John G.
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Austin L. | PwC Experienced Associate, Advisory Hi John, Great question! I hate to say this, but you ...

Is it possible to live comfortably while working in the volunteer industry?

I hope to serve others and volunteer as a career path. While I feel serving others is my calling, I don't exactly want to live in poverty. So, is it possible to live comfortably while also being able to serve others? In addition, is a career like that able to be balanced with a typical social...

#career #money #nonprofit #social-work #volunteer

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Active Sep 20 at 07:16 PM

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Posted by Emma P.’s Avatar Emma P.
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Ken Simmons | Assist with Recognizing and Developing Potential Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to ...

What are other ways to get experience in nursing for a H.S. student other than volunteering at a hospital?

I am a high school junior interested in the nursing career and I want the most interesting application when applying to colleges. #volunteer #nurse #nursing #hospital-and-healthcare...

#healthcare

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Active Aug 04 at 12:03 AM

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Posted by Cheyenne W.’s Avatar Cheyenne W.
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Hwal Lee | PA-S Cheyenne, how about getting experience as a nursing assistant? Becoming a ...

What are volunteering opportunities that I can apply to if I am under 16 for the time being?

So right now, I am involved in three programs that I recieve good hours in, but I want to do more hours, as well as having a variety of experience in other fields. #volunteering #nonprofits...

#volunteer

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Active Jun 27 at 01:24 AM

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Posted by Julisa C.’s Avatar Julisa C.
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Elaine Barnard | ................VOLUNTEER ................. Hi Julisa! I see a lot of great ideas posted here. ...

Would it look bad on a resume to have a gap in internships?

Would it look bad on a resume if I didn't do an internship one year, but instead did summer classes, or volunteered? #volunteer #resume...

#internships

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Active Sep 06 at 01:36 PM

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Posted by Tanya M.’s Avatar Tanya M.
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Karen Kitchel | Community Volunteer Rather than a gap, you would be adding to your well-rounded ...

Should one take a year off after college to participate in volunteer work in their field, instead of going straight into graduate school?

I am trying to decide future steps for my life....

#volunteer

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Active Jan 16 at 08:23 PM

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Posted by Elena L.’s Avatar Elena L.
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JENNA ZEBROWSKI | Bilingual JD/MBA with compliance and regulatory experience and ... I wish I had take a year off to work in ...

Anyone have ideas as to where a second year college student may volunteer?

I'm a college student interested in child psychology currently looking for any kind of volunteer experience possibly a job to start building my skills and resume. Thx! #volunteer #job-search...

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Active Jun 21 at 02:57 PM

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Posted by Martha S.’s Avatar Martha S.
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Jennifer Haden | Higher Education Consultant Hi, Martha - As a college student, you should have access ...

How important is volunteer experience in a healthcare setting in preparation to becoming a nurse?

I have not yet volunteered at any hospitals or nursing homes but know that it's important to get volunteer experience. #nurse #healthcare #registered-nurses #nurse-practitioner #volunteer #hospitals...

#nursing-homes

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:52 PM

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Posted by Stephanie W.’s Avatar Stephanie W.
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Debbie Chow | English Language Teacher at English Time I believe that any type of volunteer experience is beneficial as ...

Can I use old volunteer experience on scholarship applications?

I have quite a bit of volunteer experience, but all of it is from over 3 years ago. Can I still use that experience to apply for scholarships or is it too old to be relevant? #scholarships #volunteering #scholarship...

#volunteer

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Active Jun 23 at 12:21 AM

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Posted by Emma R.’s Avatar Emma R.
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Shannon Lee McAdoo | Coordinator of Volunteer Operations with the United Service ... Yes! In fact, most colleges encourage it, and some even require ...

Should I still apply for a scholarship/bursary if I don't fit all the requirements?

My school offers many scholarships and bursaries to students with volunteer experience, however I haven't volunteered in 3 years. If I fit all the other requirements, should I still apply? #scholarships #volunteering #scholarship #volunteer...

#bursary

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:51 PM

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Posted by Emma R.’s Avatar Emma R.
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Michael Stephens | Teacher at Western Hills Elementary School- Fort Worth ... Definitely yes! You never know how many other people are applying ...

What is the best way to approach a veterinarian regarding job-shadowing?

Most veterinarian practices that I have run into or researched do not have a student program which allows for internships or volunteering--they are simply medical practices. However, shadowing a vet can give great insight into deciding if the vet-path is a good career path for a student and...

#work-shadowing #shadowing #volunteering #veterinary #veterinarian #veterinary-medicine #internships #volunteer

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Active Jul 20 at 10:50 PM

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Posted by Jackie G.’s Avatar Jackie G.
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Kortnee Burrell, M.Ed. | Retention and Graduation Specialist Hello, Jackie! My suggestion is to conduct informational interviews as a ...

What opportunities are there to volunteer in central New Jersey?

I am a junior in high school. I am looking for places to volunteer and help out. #volunteering #volunteer...

#volunteer-management

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Active Aug 28 at 11:12 PM

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Posted by Hamid W.’s Avatar Hamid W.
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NIRMALA SREENIVASAN Hi Hamid: You can check with the local churches where they ...

Should people attend volunteer activities which are not relevant to their subject?

I used to consider to volunteer to educate people who live in a poor village in Western China. But this may not relevant with my future career. #education #volunteering...

#volunteer

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Active Jul 01 at 08:34 PM

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Posted by Wenge X.’s Avatar Wenge X.
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Caroline Velasquez | Medical Field, Modeling ,Psychology and Marketing/Communication Yes, absolutely it's the fact that you are helping others shows ...

How can I prepare for next summer?

Since I didn't do anything this summer, I was wondering how I can start to prepare for next summer. I want to do something interesting, such as intern, volunteer, study abroad, etc, but I don't know where to start. Thanks! #internships #volunteering #internship #study-abroad...

#volunteer

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:38 PM

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Posted by Shakuan F.’s Avatar Shakuan F.
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Kristy Headley | Process Specialist, Google Fiber Customer Solutions Let me start by saying - don't assume it's too late. ...

I want to become a Teacher

After completion of my education I want serve towards the society #teaching #teacher #professor #social-work #volunteering #lawyers #volunteer #trainer #leaders...

#speakers

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:34 PM

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Posted by Raghu R.’s Avatar Raghu R.
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Should I be worried that I don't have enough volunteer experience?

I've been wanting to volunteer more but I just do not have the time and energy due to full-time studies and work. Should I be concerned that future employment opportunities will be negatively affected by my lack of volunteer experience? #career #volunteering #employment...

#volunteer

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:34 PM

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Posted by Calvin K.’s Avatar Calvin K.
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Paul A Coulter | Life Change Catalyst - How Great Can Your ... Calvin! Time to quit worrying. Our imaginations default position is worry. ...

Do employers look at the volunteer work people do?

Its hard for teenagers to get a job but its easier finding volunteer work #volunteering...

#volunteer

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Active Aug 28 at 11:31 PM

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Posted by Anna C.’s Avatar Anna C.
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Gabriel Fig | Experienced Higher Educational Professional & Certified Appreciative Advisor Hi Anna, Thank you for the question. Yes, employers are keenly ...

What are the best ways to get involved and prepared the summer before college begins?

I am going to be a freshman in college this fall, but I want to make my summer productive and meaningful so that I will start off the months before college strong. Are there any volunteer opportunities or fun ways to spend the summer months that you recommend? #college #job #volunteering...

#summer #volunteer

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:31 PM

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Posted by Amanda T.’s Avatar Amanda T.
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Ben Landis | Content Marketing Intern at CareerVillage.org I disagree with Wael for the most part. I believe he ...

Does having more volunteer work on your resume look better than having regular job experience?

Im a chemical engineering student in my senior year and because my major makes it hard for me to have a job, i only have time to do volunteer work. i want to know if that can help me in being considered for a job. #college #engineering #engineer #interviews #volunteering #volunteer...

#hire

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:30 PM

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Posted by Cristian G.’s Avatar Cristian G.
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Tolga Cengiz | Business development and strategy professional I come from an electrical engineering undergraduate and I would say ...

How should someone pursuing a career in the health field receive clinical experience?

What are some good ways to obtain clinical experience to prepare for a career in health professions or in preparation of applying to post graduate schools? #health #pre-med #research #volunteering...

#volunteer

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Active Jan 07 at 03:05 PM

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Posted by Brenna W.’s Avatar Brenna W.
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Stephanie Sapp ARNP, AGPCNP-BC | Nurse Practitioner at Allure Laser Medispa Great question! Sign up to volunteer at a hospital or nursing ...

How do I best prepare myself to not only be an effective, professional, and successful worker but leader?

I'm currently unsure of what exactly I want to do in the future, but I have a heart for at-risk, underrepresented, vulnerable populations, preferably somewhere out of the country. This, however, is a rather broad umbrella topic and I hope to find that career for me through various opportunities...

#outdoor #volunteering #service #homeless #volunteer #veterans #leader #undecided

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Active Apr 05 at 01:07 PM

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Posted by Risa M.’s Avatar Risa M.
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Lisa Scahill, MBA | Helping businesses find answers and solve problems for ... This is a great question! These skills are important to develop ...

Is voluntary services in a specific work setting considered as experience to other job hiring officials?

I want a business management minor, but my focus is culinary arts. If I volunteer at a local restaurant, would that time spent be considered as experience in the field to others? #business #volunteering #culinary-arts...

#volunteer

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Linda Ann Robinson, Ph.D.’s Avatar Sarah Katz’s Avatar Jeannine Bytwerk’s Avatar
Active Oct 13 '17 at 03:50 AM

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Posted by Sebastien A.’s Avatar Sebastien A.
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Linda Ann Robinson, Ph.D. | Industrial-Organizational Psychology & HR Consulting Greetings, Sebastian! If the skills that you are developing in your ...

What does it really take to know what kind of career you want to pursue?

There are lots of careers open out in the wild and many of mine are mostly the influence of and by my parents or relatives. Though right now that is indeed(doctor) what i am heading into, i sometimes wonder if i really do want to be, or do i really like doing this and such. #career #science...

#biology #psychology #volunteering #volunteer

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Active Jul 21 '17 at 06:24 PM

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Posted by mahir R.’s Avatar mahir R.
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Danielle Stoller | Career Consultant, Resume Writer, & Public Speaker Hi Mahir, I agree with much of the advice that has ...

How do you volunteer to work in a hospital?

I am a high school student that is interested in the medical field. #volunteering #hospital...

#volunteer

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Active Aug 21 at 12:07 PM

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Posted by Elizabeth D.’s Avatar Elizabeth D.
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Sandy Thomas | Engineer Check out these links:  https://www.bing.com/search?q=hospital+volunteer+opportunities+for+teens&FORM=R5FD1

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