Building Your Resume

Volunteer work is extremely valuable to your resume. Through volunteering, many abilities and experiences are gained that should be clearly listed on your resume. Not only does your volunteerism show your dedication to a worthy cause and/or organization, but it shows your commitment to your community. 

When writing your resume, volunteer work should be listed as you would list your employment history. List employment history and volunteer history in chronological order – last position or current position held first – under a title such as, "Professional Experience". You will need to list the organization, your volunteer title, and a brief description of your duties. When describing your service and accomplishments, aim to use wording relevant to the job you seek. While it is beneficial to accurately list your volunteer talents, limit the focus on the most recent experiences. Listing your volunteer positions allows you to highlight special skills gained, and shows the motivation to get things done. 

The gifts you contribute to the National Military Family Association are significant, and will help you in the workforce. Your resume is a wonderful opportunity to educate others about The Association and inform potential employers of your patriotism, energy, and work ethic. 

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