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How much time would you like spend in a volunteer role?

Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Volunteer interview

Advice
The interviewer would like to know the extent of your commitment. Make sure you know your schedule before answering this question. Consider asking them a question to clarify their needs before you let them know what you can offer.

Basic answer example
"How many volunteer hours are you looking for? I can be flexible, but I know that I can for sure offer 16 hours a week."
Entry Level answer example
"That is a great question! I would like to volunteer as much as I can. How much time are you looking for a volunteer?"
Experienced answer example
"Between my full-time job, and being a parent, I keep busy. I am looking to volunteer 5-10 hours/week for now, and increase as needed."

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How much time would you like spend in a volunteer role?
1.
Two hours to three hours suffices.
2.
I would like to complete 15 hours for sure here.
3.
A total of 100 hours over 4 months.
4.
Well it varies like on weekends 2-3 hrs during school but in the summer any time is possible.
5.
The amount that would be needed to accomplish the task at hand.
6.
I am willing to work the whole summer, because this is a relatively new experience for me and I would love to learn more.
7.
It really depends on my schedule, but to think on the top of my head I would say weekdays would always work for me especially if it is after 6 p. M.
8.
I would like to volunteer once a week for the full time volunteer hours.
9.
I do not have a limit on how many hours I want to volunteer. I will volunteer where you need me as you see fit. However, I do want to be committed to volunteering and devoting my time.
10.
I would like to volunteer for 2 hours a week, for three months total.
11.
At the moment I have a lot of time on my hands, having just completed my university degree last year, and being a casual employee at Coles Supermarket, as well as participating in swing dancing 2-3 times a week, I can volunteer 2-3 times a week if you would like.
12.
I would like to volunteer as much as possible. I have a very open schedule and would love to help as often as I can.
13.
I would go by their ability, their strengths and the time they are available.
14.
As much as possible. Over the summer I will probably be splitting time between here and the hospital so I could work maybe 3 full days a week.
15.
I am willing to volunteer as much as a possibly can, assuming that I will be able to fully give my time and organization.
16.
I would like to volunteer for day time. And you can call me whenever there is a need for volunteer.
17.
I am free to volunteer anytime until the last week of August. From then on, I wish to continue volunteering on the weekends and Wednesday.
18.
Up to a max of 8 hours-12 hours a week.
19.
I am willing to volunteer as much time as needed to complete the task at hand.
20.
I am looking at it for a long term. This internship will help me find out if I want to.
21.
As much as possible, depending on other part time job obligations.
22.
Since I have school, I am absolutely able to commit.
23.
I think I can spend 4 to 5 hours per week to volunteer.
24.
I would love to volunteer as much time as I have available/
25.
I am flexible during working days.
26.
3 hours a day, two days a week.
27.
I would like to volunteer as much time as is available.
28.
As much as I can, probably only a few hours a week during the school semester.
29.
I would like to volunteer 5 hours every saturdays. So that icans still balance my school works during the sundays.
30.
I would like to volunteer at least 4 hours a week on Thursdays (the day I signed up for), but I have plenty of free time, since it is summer vacation, so if you need more help on Fridays from 7am-11am I would love to help.
31.
I can definitely meet the minimum hours required and occasionally even above the 2 hours a week threshold.
32.
One or two days per week.
33.
I would like to volunteer for as long as they need me.
34.
I am willing to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours per week.
35.
As much as my schedule can allow. Ideally at least a few hours a week.
36.
Because it is the summer, I have a lot of time. My availability is pretty much completely open. However, come September I start school and will be there Monday-Thursday 3pm-7pm.
37.
I will provide full time as organisation need.
38.
Fridays in the afternoon, or anytime that is needed.
39.
I would like to commit several hours on weekends for three to four times a month, as that is the requirement for school year volunteers. However, if possible, I will be more than happy to do additional volunteering.
40.
Idealy I would like to volunteer for a week which is equivalent to.
41.
A couple days a week for about 5-8 hours.
42.
I would love to volunteer on a long term basis.
43.
Around 5-10 hours a week.
44.
I would be delighted to volunteer for 2-3 hours a day for 4 days a week during my gap year.
45.
I would like to volunteer at least once per week on a continuous basis for the rest of the year.
46.
I would like to volunteer between 6 and 8 hours a week for up to 4 years.
47.
I would like to volunteer as much time as possible. Being in the hospital is such a joy to me and I love being here so I woud like to volunteer as much as im needed.
48.
I would like to volunteer beyond the minimum 100 hours.
49.
I would like to volunteer three hours a week or a fortnight in the after school program.
50.
I would like to start at one day per week.
51.
Couple of days per week (2-3 hrs) per session.
52.
I would like to volunteer till I need not move out the country. And till I get much busy on my job that I cant give enough time for volunteering.
53.
Honestly, I want to be able to volunteer as much as possible without burning myself out while still being able to continue my current activities and schoolwork. I suppose that based on my previous experiences, my limit would probably be 10 hours a week.
54.
I would like to volunteer 4 hours until I get to 100 hours.
55.
I would like to volunteer the times you would like me to.
56.
I put in as much time as I can to give back to the community. I am committed on a once per week basis.
57.
At the moment, because I am a full time student and am also taking an online course through a separate facility, I would expect to stick with the minimum requirements for the beginning.
58.
I would like to volunteer as much as possible. Right now, I could see myself working about 20 hours a week.
59.
I would like to volunteer about 3 to 4 hours every week.
60.
I would definitely want to volunteer for at least 3 days, if not more.
61.
I can dedicate one day a week.
62.
An hour and a half per day.
63.
I would like to volunteer a few hours a week.
64.
The amount that would be needed.
65.
I am available Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings, anytime.
66.
As much as time you can give.
67.
I am pretty much available.
68.
As I still need to maintain a source of paid work I would like to work below the typical 40 hour work week.
69.
I would like to volunteer once a week for a four hour shift.
70.
I'd estimate approximately 5-6 hours a week would work for me.
71.
During the holidays between terms and otherwise I will be happy to volunteer as much time as needed, and as I live just round the corner from the shop short notice is fine, weekends are preferable during term time however.
72.
73.
Anytime im needed i'll available. Full time.
74.
I would like 5 hrs a day and 2 days a week.
75.
2 days a week or 3 days a week.
76.
I would like to volunteer for up to three hours a week, preferably on Saturday mornings, if possible.
77.
I would love to be a volunteer for as long I am needed to assist my community.
78.
I would like to do more than 100 hours this year.
79.
Three days. I'll be in Singapore during the event.
80.
I would say at least 10 hours per week. Since my class timetable was not settled until mid-February, I cannot promise how long. However, expect the most necessary things like studying, sleeping, eating and exercising, I would like to use the rest of time meaningfully.
81.
I would like to volunteer as long as I am able to do.
82.
I am available for most weekends except for this coming weekend where I will be out of town.
83.
For the beginning at least 12 months.
84.
I believe my dedication and passion for teaching, that I have also had, will make me a great volunteer. I'm very excited to have an experience like this, it will only further increase in my interest in teaching children.
85.
Ya, I have many time for do it.
86.
I would like to volunteer about 2-5 hours every week.
87.
On the weekends, I would like to work for 3-6 hours a day,
88.
Any time they would assign me to do. But if I was given the choice to pick a time then at least 4 hours.
89.
Couple of hours a day . Or as required.
90.
I would like to volunteer 3 or more days a week over the summer.
91.
However time I am needed here.
92.
I would lie to volunteer as much as I can during the summer and the spring break.
93.
3 Days A Week For 5 Hours Per Day.
94.
I would like to volenteer.
95.
I work volunteer when ever I donot get other job.
96.
I would like to volunteer at least ten hours.
97.
Can do one day and one evening a week,
98.
I can volunteer more than 10 hours a week, also I am always available whenever its needed.
99.
Since I am still a student, my time might be a bit limited. However, I can work between the 4pm to 9pm window and all day on weekends.
100.
I would start out an hour a week and then see how I felt.
101.
For not more than 3 years.

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