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Top 25 Volunteer Interview Questions
1. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you when you volunteer?
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Volunteer
January 7th, 2015

In general terms, volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others or a particular cause without payment for their time and services. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, but people also volunteer for their own skill development, to meet others, to make contacts for possible employment, to have fun, and a variety of other reasons that could be considered self-serving.
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Volunteer Interview Questions
2 of 25
How much time would you like to volunteer?
 
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I work volunteer when ever I donot get other job.
 
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Ya, I have many time for do it.
 
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3 of 25
What kind of environment do you thrive in?
 
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I had an experience in both IT field and teaching profession.
 
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I am best in a real work environment that requires me to be attentive at all times.
 
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Why are you interested in volunteering?
 
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I want to gain hospital experience. I hope to go to medical school one day. I am also interested in seeing how the biomedical instruments are used in the hospital and I hope to gain ideas on new biomedical instruments that I can possibly create for my senior year project.
 
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I enjoy working with people & I think volunteering my summer would be a great way to enhance my skills & learn more about the hospital.
 
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5 of 25
How did you go about making job assignments?
 
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I enjoy making job assignments. Knowing what I need to do and how I can get them done was always an interest of mine and I like putting the effort and making my time as efficient as possible.
 
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I want to join the project of volunteer.
 
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What are your expectations for this volunteer position?
 
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The organization is expected to ensure that I: Learn about the organization and its volunteer policies; Get an orientation to the organization and training for my volunteer role; Know the organization’s policy or protocol for handling complaints or any issues of concern; Ask for and have regular reviews or evaluations of my performance; Get guidance and support in my volunteer role; Be reimbursed for all volunteer work-related expenses for the organization.
 
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Be more involved in the med-world and having hands-on experience.
 
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7 of 25
Can you briefly talk about your experiences as they relate to this position?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have the similar experience in back home.I cared for my grand parents when they were bedridden, Igot many patients with same problem.So it would be worth if you could take me to this position.
 
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I have spent a year studiying science primaraly. I have spent time with bees.
 
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8 of 25
Describe a time when you took personal accountability for a conflict and initiated contact with the individual(s) involved to explain your actions.
 
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Once, I renovated the room I shared with my sister. Her bed, in its former position, took up too much space, hence why I had to move it around to make room for more. When she came home, I explained that it was I who had done it and told her my reasons, which she found herself agreeing to.
 
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I got into a fight with one of my friends over a misunderstanding and she got really angry at me, which I thought that was unfair of her but in the end I accepted that it was my fault and I proceeded in calling her in order to apologize for the misunderstanding and that I was wrong to judge her.
 
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9 of 25
Being a volunteer, have you ever felt you work went unappreciated?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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If I were to be working for an extensive amount of time, and the final product is criticized/judged, then yes, I would feel that way. But that has not occurred and I hope it does not.
 
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Yes, they just gave me busy work.
 
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10 of 25
What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
 
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I have anxiety and I am working on meditation to relive stress.
 
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I feel I shold be more improve in speking up.Because in nursing field the nurse should have to be a good speaker. But now I think am better after my masters in nursing course.
 
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11 of 25
Tell me about your work history.
 
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My first experience was as a volunteer/intern at Harris & Associates where I performed routine clerical duties such as sorting and distributing mail, filing, and data entry. I also was a student worker at Bakersfield College Library where my duties included: Shelving books, working at the circulation desk checking out books, and to answer questions that a patron my have.
 
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I Volunteered at Lakeview Elementary school where I learned how great it is to give back to my community.
 
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12 of 25
Have you ever been a member of a group where two of the members did not work well together? What did you do to get them to do so?
 
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What I did was have them talk it out and have activities where they would have to work together.
 
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Yes, we paired them together at a station that we were volunteering at for a race. The first few hours, they disliked one another, but soon found themselves working in a harmonious rhythm and not have an argument since.
 
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Are you involved in other organized activities?
 
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Currently, no, but I am hoping I will be involved with this organization.
 
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Yes ,In India I used to work as a volunteer in sai seva service.There we organize so many activities like medical camp, supporting old ages as per their needs, offering clothes and books for kids , society cleaning etc. I also involved all these activities . So I liked to do as a volunteer.
 
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Why do you like helping others?
 
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In my blood. Family of teachers.
 
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Simply put, I feel good when other feel good. I like to put smiles on peoples faces and know that I am making a difference (even in the smallest way) in someones life. There has been and will be a lot of suffering and sadness in the world, to help alleviate even a small portion is fulfilling.
 
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What do you do during your free time?
 
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Reading current affairs, watching movies, cooking.
 
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I mostly read books in my free time and study for school. Or I am watching T.V.
 
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How did you hear about this volunteering opportunity?
 
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I heard about this volunteering opportunity by a friend that applied last year and by another friend that volunteers here.
 
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I got this information from one of my friends.I got inspired by the opportunity so I searched in website and applied for it.
 
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Are you currently involved in any other organizations?
 
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Yes I am currently volunteering for St Johns ambulance on mondays from 5pm onwards.
 
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Yes, yearbook, choir, handbells, ensemble.
 
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How do others view you as a role model?
 
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Others view me as a role model as somebody that is very confident and hardworking and never gives up.
 
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Others view me as a role model because when I do not get an ideal result for my test, I study more to aim my goal next time.
 
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What skills and qualifications do you have that will help you for this position?
 
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I have good communication, organization, and time management skills. I am also a nursing student and have had some experience in the clinical setting.
 
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I am a responsible and reliable person. I will never leave my job undone. I will not leave my job to another person.
 
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Why do you enjoy volunteer work?
 
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The number one thing is that you get to use your own time to help the community and many others as well.
 
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I enjoy volunteer work because I enjoy interacting with different people and helping others when they are in need.
 
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What kind of people do you most enjoy working with?
 
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I enjoy working with people who enjoy what they are doing.
 
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I enjoy working most with people who are considerate, respectful, and have a positive attitude.
 
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What kinds of rewards do you need to stay motivated?
 
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Compliments from my supervisors or patients that I am taking care of will make me stay motivated.
 
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I am not currently involved in any other organizations.
 
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Why do you want to be a volunteer in our organization?
 
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I want to be a volunteer in this organization because I am interested in medicine field and I heard that this is a great organization. Patients that came here had given good reviews.
 
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Served my community and obtain knowledge in the medical field, my long term goal is a doctor.
 
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24 of 25
What was your most rewarding experience helping someone before?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have a friend who came from Taiwan. Like me, English is her second language. I try to help her as much as I can. I help her to correct her mistakes in her essay. I also teach her about grammar.
 
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Once, my friend was in a very tough place in her life where she was depressed and thank God I was able to help her out by making her feel better and helping her overcome that period in her life.
 
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What volunteer work have you done in the past?
 
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Actually, I have not volunteered in the past before.
 
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This will be my first volunteer job and I look forward to work in different departments and learn how each department works as a team.
 
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