What has been your most rewarding volunteer experience?
Answer examples and advice for how to answer this interview question for a Volunteer interview
Explain your answer by sharing what was rewarding about your most memorable volunteer experience. Discuss the upside of volunteering. Tell a great story, and even pull some heartstrings if necessary.
Basic answer example
"When I worked at an animal shelter, I had to clean up after the animals and got to walk the dogs. It was rewarding because people who love animals surrounded me. I got to learn more about them, their health issues and how to care for different breeds of dogs and cats. It was fascinating to me, and I learned a lot!"
Entry Level answer example
"For me, it's the small wins when you help people. I like to put a smile on the face of a stranger by buying their coffee, or giving them my spare change when I walk by. Helping the community doesn't always have to come in the form of an organized effort, or grand gesture."
Experienced answer example
"I worked with a mission team to rebuild the home of an elderly woman who was living under the poverty line. She became ill and needed a wheelchair ramp built to access her home and go about her day-to-day. This was someone's mother and grandmother. Because of our work, it is much easier to care for her, and she can live a more independent lifestyle as she did before becoming ill. We all have hardships, and when people come together to enrich the lives of others, it is the most beautiful part of helping."