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This might be a silly question, but does anyone know if it makes any difference whether or not volunteer work is paid? I applied for a part-time (~5/wk) volunteer position which, unknown to me at the time, offers (not insubstantial) hourly recompense. Would admissions distinguish between working the position as a unpaid volunteer vs. as a paid volunteer?
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Samara wrote:splitmuch wrote:I think you should look up the definition of "volunteer work"
Haha, touche. I was just curious. I'm a splitter, so I'm looking for all the advantages I can get.
Well in that case Im rooting for you.
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I don't think admissions would know (or care) either way. I've worked at the same organization for three years and was unpaid two years then paid the third year. It still looks exactly the same on my resume. What matters is what you do and if it's interesting.
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