Do you participate in any outreach or volunteer work?
How to Answer
Although being a community volunteer is not a requirement for employment, willingness to give of your time and resources to others without compensation shows the interviewer that you have a sincere desire to serve others. If you have volunteered, share a positive experience you had as a volunteer. If you have not volunteered, it is not necessary to embellish your answer. Stating that you have not volunteered previously is not going to disqualify you from employment.
"I love to volunteer! A group of ladies from my church volunteer at a soup kitchen close to my home once a month. There is nothing like the feeling of giving to someone that you know cannot give back to you! Are there opportunities for employees to volunteer through the hospital?"
Entry Level Example
"I have volunteered at MedCamps for kids a few summers. I do think community involvement is important."
"I serve on the admissions committee for my university and have done so at various institutions over the past 10 years. I'm on a number of other committees, as well. I also make it a habit to do outreach to support groups and at a number of health fairs."