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What skills and qualifications do you have that will help you as a volunteer?

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

Advice
Now is your time to show off! Highlight the best parts of your background. This is a chance to sell yourself and explain why you are the best fit for this position. Be specific and share your strengths. If there are particular skills necessary for the role, be sure to mention if you have those.

Basic answer example
"I am teachable and can learn new things quickly. I volunteered at an animal clinic for a summer when I was in college, and I learned how to handle clients during challenging times. I am a good listener and can stay calm in difficult situations."
Entry Level answer example
"Here is a list of skills that a volunteer should have: - Timeliness - Leadership - Professional - Reliable - Compassionate - Diverse "
Experienced answer example
"I'm excited for the opportunity to apply my past volunteer experiences to this organization. I am organized, committed and ready to contribute high-level value."

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What skills and qualifications do you have that will help you as a volunteer?
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I have over ten years of administrative support experience. In my last position my responsibilities involved answering several phone lines in a professional manner, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, excellent customer service skills, and as my colleagues will tell you I am a great team player.
2.
Knowledge of food service worker.
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I am a very organized person. I know how to balance my school and other committments outside of school. Also, I am very determined. Once I have a goal in mind, I complete it no matter what. I have consistently maintanined at least an 80 % average on my report card.
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Team player, commitment, disciplined, good initiative and problem solver.
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What skills do you think you can bring to the advise service.
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I am a true team player, I am committed to the goal, also I am extremely flexible. Lastly I have a few years of administratve experience, computer skills and excetioal customer service skills,
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Team player, Commitment, Flexible, Administrative experience.
8.
I just graduated from medical assisting, I have a lot of customer service skills and love to be around people.
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I am dedicated to what I do, I am dependable, reliable and get along well with people. My academic qualification is in line with this position.
10.
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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I am hard working, humble, compassionate, and have a positive attitude.
12.
I am a nursing student. I am an EMT. I am a self-driven compassionate person who is eager to learn.
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Independent judgement and decision making skill, problem solving and great communication skills and clinical skills.
14.
Well, I have a good customer service experiences. I enjoy working with other people, I learn fast and I have some computer skills.
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I have the natural ability to inspire or motivate people because I am a good listener and I ve a great sense of empathy. I am also committed to pursuing other peoples needs much more than I care about my own needs.
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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 have previous experience in data entry in SPSS. Last semester I had a course placement in the Developmental Neuroscience Lab and at the Offord Centre for Children Studies, and my main role there was data entry into SPSS. I also frequently scored surveys, such as the BRIEF and CSED. And since I am continuing in that position as a volunteer I am continuing to be taught how to evaluate different kinds of surveys.
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I am detail oriented and hardworking and this helps me accomplish tasks to the best of my ability. In addition, I have an easygoing, optimistic personality that goes hand in hand with my empathetic and understanding traits, and this helps me interact with visitors and volunteers.
19.
I am very patient, caring, and respectful to others. I am also bilingual, I can speak English and Vietnamese, some Korean, but not that much.
20.
I have a MOA Diploma, I have dealt with a huge variety of different people with great success. I am compassion and passion, but yet am able to separate myself from the situation if needed.
21.
The skills and qualifications that I have in my opinion that will help me for this position are I am very dependable and hardworking. I will always give me 100 percent until I am satisfied. Over the years I have been a time keeper in which I tally the scores of the elementary and high school basketball and volleyball matches. This job has helped me be responsible. Also I have been the captain of my soccer and basketball teams in which I have developed leadership and communication skills.
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Teamwork, customer service and time management skills.
23.
I have 6 months of hospital experience as a volunteer. I understand the frustrations and difficulties of patients very well. I have interpersonal skills from serving various leader positions at student associations and good observational skills from my research experience. I am also very patient as I have taught children through private and group tutoring for 8 months.
24.
Again, my social skills and ability to learn quickly will help. Beyond those, I have had great grades during my high school experience.
25.
Well, I would describe myself as a people-person, which would allow me to interact well with others. I also have clerical skills that will allow me to be organized and responsible with my duties.
26.
I speak several different languages, including French and Chinese, so if there is ever someone who comes to the clinic in need of a translator I could be of assistance. I am also pretty competent when it comes to programs on the computer so I could organize files or type up a patients information etc...
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Over the past couple of years I have helped and volunteered at a numerous amount of places. Each one being different, has taught me skills for each area that I volunteered in, including organising an event for the town, working with the elderly, and with young children.
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Being the eldest in my family, Iíve become not only tolerant of my younger siblings and cousins, but enjoy hanging out with them. Also, about two years ago is when I first volunteered to be a camp counselor. Over the past few summers, Iíve organized and led the athletic and recreational activities at a camp. As such I would teach games to children, and play with them.
29.
I have been volunteering in my native country, and I choosen nursing as my profession.I am sure that I got the attitude and aptitude for a volunteer.
30.
Safeguarding training and health and safety training.
31.
I have done my MBA in HRM. I have also possess skills in human resource activities like recruitment, maintaining database and administrative work like scanning, reporting, records keeping, organizing events.
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I have great communication and punctuality skills.
33.
My leadership skills, my ability to work on my toes, creativity, and my flexibility.
34.
Commucation skills and organisational skills.
35.
My highest qualification is master of public health that is of the agency criteria and the experience in HIV AIDS sector is also relevant.Apart from this I am familiar with different soft wares that are needed to conduct this program.Also know how to drive 4 wheeler and two wheeler.
36.
Stability, smart, intelligent, accurate, focus and God fearing.
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I don't have qualifications but I have skills to contribute like cleaning, cooking and gardening.
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I have did my master degree.
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I am a good communicator, I am positive, have a B.S. Degree, can learn anything I don't know fairly quick.
40.
An understanding of how the health sector and social services works.
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Project Manager certificate (PMP), IT Service Management certificates and contacts of taiwan business association worldwide and power electronic society in southeast asia and great china market.
42.
I am a very fast and determined learner. I do everything to the best of my abilities and I will always be willing to help.
43.
I studied and work in NGOs and have many relationships through the world.
44.
Clerical skills, worked with children, able to try new things.
45.
Massaging, write, typing.
46.
I am a caring person who loves to help people when in need of help.
47.
I am very mature, dynamic, fun, I know when to be loud and exciting and when to be more calm. I always have a lot of energy and I absolutely adore children and nature. I've been a camp counsellor assistant before, Ive babysat a lot and I've always helped with children at the rink.
48.
I have been an office administrator and manager I have learnt how to keep office organised and well equipped.
49.
I think my past volunteer experience, combined with my education in the area of Behavioral Science has prepared me for such an empathetic role.
50.
Honestly I think that I'm very helpful and can do he things hat some people cnst will help me a lot especially if a situation arises.

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