Top 25 Volunteer Interview Questions
1. What is your greatest strength? How does it help you when you volunteer?
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Christine Pasqueretta
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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
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How much time would you like to volunteer?
 
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I work volunteer when ever I donot get other job.
 
2.
Ya, I have many time for do it.
 
3.
I can volunteer more than 10 hours a week, also I am always available whenever its needed.
 
4.
Can do one day and one evening a week,
 
5.
I would like to volunteer for day time. And you can call me whenever there is a need for volunteer.
 
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What kind of environment do you thrive in?
 
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I had an experience in both IT field and teaching profession.
 
2.
I am best in a real work environment that requires me to be attentive at all times.
 
3.
One where my efforts are rewarded by my managers spotting my potential,
 
4.
Environment of teamwork and learning.
 
5.
Usually in a busy environment.
 
Question
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Why are you interested in volunteering?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
2.
I enjoy working with people & I think volunteering my summer would be a great way to enhance my skills & learn more about the hospital.
 
3.
I interested in volunteering I want to learn new things and also need experience.
 
4.
I think it is a good work. It can make me that open world. I can see the difference world.
 
5.
I love new exspiriances and I needed to go into the real world for a program at school.
 
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How did you go about making job assignments?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
2.
I want to join the project of volunteer.
 
3.
Play to people's strengths, whilst at the same time, try to provide fresh challenges where possible or new learning opportunities.
 
4.
Usually very precise and complete the assignment fully in the best possible way.
 
5.
I made personal deadlines to ensure that my projects were done way before the actual deadlines.
 
Question
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What are your expectations for this volunteer position?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
2.
Be more involved in the med-world and having hands-on experience.
 
3.
To impact the lives of individuals in the community and to personally grow from this experience.
 
4.
Whatever am doing for my patients would be beneficial to them.And I could devote my knowledge and skill for the happieness and satisfaction of my clients.
 
5.
I expect to discover and learn more about the hospital setting. I am still unsure what exactly I want to go into, I know I want to be a physician, but I am quite unsure which specific type I would like to become. So maybe if I volunteer at the pediatrics department, I will discover that I love working with children, or perhaps it will be too sad for me to work there. These are all things I can gain from volunteering.
 
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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.
 
2.
I have spent a year studiying science primaraly. I have spent time with bees.
 
3.
I have worked in several youth camps through the Helping Hands Program.
 
4.
I was working as a recruiter for a placement consultancy for 3 years and have little experience in administrative work as well like keeping records, writing emails and organizing events. Being a recruiter I take care of the entire recruitment process like sourcing profiles, first level screening, maintaining database of the selected candidates, and their joining.
 
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When I gift something to a person. They smile and say Thank you.
 
Question
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Describe a time when you took personal accountability for a conflict and initiated contact with the individual(s) involved to explain your actions.
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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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.
 
3.
I clam down and I talk a person again.
 
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I met with my line managers and sought to find answers as to why targets were not being met and tried to find ways in which we could work together to put the situation right.
 
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I spoke with confidence and ask them politely what happened with the situation and tried to solve this conflict the best way possible.
 
Question
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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.
 
2.
Yes, they just gave me busy work.
 
3.
No, its always been appreciated and well received by children, adults alike.
 
4.
No. As long as I see one other being being impacted in a positive manner, I do not need any credit because that happiness is my reward.
 
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No. I do my work for my satisfaction. I will continue to do my work even if I am unappreciated.
 
Question
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What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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I have anxiety and I am working on meditation to relive stress.
 
2.
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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Limiting the realities of my work. I tend to have huge end goals and smaller steps to reach that goal, but sometimes those end goals are very far out and I need to understand my limitations within my position and that sometimes I cannot accomplish those goals alone.
 
4.
Probably my greatest weakness would be not formulating a good answer when being asked complex questions. I try my best to say a good answer.
 
5.
My weakness is confidence, but trying to come out and initiate myself in working.
 
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