Volunteering hours

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So I found out volunteering at your local library doesn't earn you volunteer hours. But could I list my Library on my resume? I want to volunteer so I can help, but also need some good stuff on my resume. I've only got one job so far on my resume.

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#2  Edited By Pyrogram

Lots of the time, I hear this complaint; "Job's want experience but to get experience, I need a job, wtf do I do!?" And people often assume that paid job is the only way to get experience. Nope, some of the best things that used to be on my resume (prior to getting proper jobs) was voluntary experience, it looks good if you can sell yourself well in interviews and on paper.

So yes, use that on your resume.

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@pyrogram: So I don't need the hours I worked at the library, I just need their info when putting them on my resume. I only was able to work for one day, but I plan on going their more often in the future.

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@ccraft: I volunteered at a law place for 6 months, 1-2 days a week, and put on my resume "Volunteered for 6 months" and left out the 1-2 days bit, you can be vague.

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@pyrogram: I'll remember that, that's for the info.

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#6  Edited By MrHamWallet

@ccraft: If you want to help out there definitely do it, you can put it on your resume and they can contact them if needs be. Even if they don't contact them it shows commitment and that you're motivated and employers like people that are willing to give up free time lol.

Like someone above said you can be vague with the details if you want, but obviously don't lie if it gets brought up in a interview in future.

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I volunteer at a local charity shop and I just put the same on my CV (resume) where it is, how long I've been doing it far and even some of the things I do there. So now I have experience and no gaps on my CV (resume).