Paid vs. Unpaid Volunteer Work

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Samara
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Paid vs. Unpaid Volunteer Work

Postby Samara » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:01 pm

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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Re: Paid vs. Unpaid Volunteer Work

Postby bk1 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:04 pm

They won't really care.

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Re: Paid vs. Unpaid Volunteer Work

Postby defrutamadre » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:20 pm

bk1 wrote:They won't really care.


+1

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Re: Paid vs. Unpaid Volunteer Work

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:23 pm

I think you should look up the definition of "volunteer work"

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Samara
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Re: Paid vs. Unpaid Volunteer Work

Postby Samara » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:26 pm

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.

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Re: Paid vs. Unpaid Volunteer Work

Postby splitmuch » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:28 pm

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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Re: Paid vs. Unpaid Volunteer Work

Postby Dany » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:21 pm

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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