Where Do You Put Volunteer Experience on Your Resume!?

Where Do You Put Volunteer Experience on Your Resume!?

By: Gurdeen Janjua
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As we all know, volunteering is extremely important – almost as important as education, but where exactly do you put it on your resume? It’s simple; because experience is so important we put it at the top of our profile because that is what most employers want to see first.

What is a profile? A profile is located underneath your job objective and consists of:

  • Experience/education
  • Qualifications
  • Hard skills 4-5 lines
  • Soft skills 1-2 lines

Your profile should be less than 10 lines.

In the first few lines, write a sentence about each of your work experiences and then elaborate on the experience under your employment history.


A. STUDENT - astudent@gmail.com

1234 - 123rd Street, Surrey, BC A1A 1A1 - 604.555.5555

OBJECTIVE: Residential Care Aide


  • Certified Residential Care Aide with eight week’s practicum experience
  • Worked with elderly, Alzheimer’s and disabled clients
  • Experienced in providing personal care to residents including assistance with eating, bathing, grooming, and dressing
  • Used equipment including lifts to safely transfer patients
  • Listened carefully to residents and cared for them intelligently
  • Attentively assisted other resident care attendants as needed
  • Speak and write French and English
  • 20 years’ experience using computers: MS Word, Excel
  • Committed to compassionate care, enhancing the quality life of residents


Residential Care Aide (Practicum): Mar - Apr 2009
White Rock Hospital, White Rock, BC

  • Provided care to seven care residents

Special Care (Practicum): Feb - Mar 2009
White Rock Care Home, White Rock, BC

Receptionist (Volunteer): 2005
Surrey Volunteer Society, Surrey, BC

Teacher: 1993 - 2000
Surrey Elementary School, Surrey, BC 

Posted on January 28, 2014