It's that time again, I'm updating my resume and since my last update I took on the role of School Board President for a local private school. I am currently employed outside of this role. The School Board is a volunteer position that I perform on evenings and weekends.  


Question: Do I include this role in my resume? 


PS. In case you were wondering, the Manager Tools Trinity absolutely applies and works in education!



RDHodgson's picture

Depends what you have to exclude to include that, dunnit? :D

From what you say, I guess you are working in education. I suppose the question is as simple as: "Is what you achieved there better/more relevant for the role you're applying for?"

At the very least I'd prepare it in your career document, for inclusion in relevant resumes.



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TomW's picture
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Generally, I would not include any volunteer work on a resume, maybe with the exception of college students desperately trying to show experience.

GlennR's picture

If, however, you are applying to a nonprofit volunteer agency, then you should include examples of volunteering.

jrosenau's picture

I would add the position to your career management document so you can keep track of any accomplishments; then, based on the position you are applying for, you can determine at that point whether or not to include it.