Junior Volunteer

Junior Volunteer Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 2,254 Junior Volunteer resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

Five Key Resume Tips For Landing A Junior Volunteer Job:

1.
Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Patient Care, be sure to list it as a skill.
3.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
4.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
5.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write A Junior Volunteer Resume

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Contact Information
Name
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Address
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
2
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Junior Volunteer CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
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Skills

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand junior volunteer skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a junior volunteer : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Junior Volunteer
Source: Zippia.com
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
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Experience
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Concession Worker (Part-Time)

McDonald's
  • Completed Grill Training at McDonalds.
  • Back drive thru: Take orders and peoples money.
  • Clean Cashier using a cash register Drive-Thru
  • Take orders and receive money from customers at the front counter or drive-thru.
  • Cashier Present food to people Stock Clean Training of Crew

Example # 2

Junior Volunteer

Bath & Body Works
  • Assist staff in surgery clinics throughout hospital Create new patient charts and packets Pull patient charts Filing Run errands
  • Engage in fundraising, program management, grant-writing, and event planning related to the store.
  • Provided supervision and instruction in various drills to HIV/AIDS children in Washington, DC.
  • Shadowed in NICU and Histology laboratory.
  • Assist in the planning and implementing of exhibition of archive.

Example # 3

Junior Volunteer

Children's Hospital
  • Filed patient records Answered questions from patients, clerical staff and volunteers Maintained strictest confidentiality; adheres to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations.
  • Wiped down wheelchairs, stretchers, and equipment in surgery areas.
  • Provided locker room and key to patients awaiting surgery.
  • Organized Papers/Files Patient Teaching Created Documents (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Burn Unit, Pediatric Oncology & Adult Oncology

Example # 4

Junior Volunteer

Boys & Girls Club
  • Performed and implemented exercises, games and educational activities Participated in donations and food drives for the Boys & Girls Club
  • Used PCR, DNA extraction, boil prep, ligation into vectors, and other methods to determine DNA sequences.
  • Led a weekly bible study for middle school students Planned and designed summer trips ranging from 30-75 attendees.

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Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your junior volunteer skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from junior volunteer resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
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Education
Junior Volunteer roles are some of the most demanding when it comes to educational requirements. The average junior volunteer spends at least eight years in higher education in order to meet the requirements for the role. Not surprisingly, the most common degree listed on junior volunteer resumes is a doctorate.
Based on our analysis of junior volunteer resumes, the most common major for junior volunteer candidates is Business, but other majors made their way in as well. Nursing, Biology and Psychology were relatively common.
Majors
Nursing12.5%
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained