This post was originally written in 2012 but has been updated with the latest information from LinkedIn for 2020.
Are you looking to highlight the outreach and volunteer work you do in the community? LinkedIn has recently added a new “Volunteer Experience” section, where members can feature volunteer positions, causes, or organizations they support.
Why Add Volunteer Work To Your LinkedIn Profile?
Volunteering is a great way to support your community and get you or your business out in front of potential clients. Here at The Whole Brain Group, we like to support nonprofit organizations, including adopting a family in need during the Holidays.
For individuals, adding volunteer work to your LinkedIn profile is a great way to give potential employers a deeper look into who you are and what matters to you –especially if your volunteer work relates to your profession or to your industry. Finally, if you’re just starting out in your career, adding a volunteer section can help fill out a scant LinkedIn profile.
Add Volunteer Work To LinkedIn In Just A Few Steps
If you or your company is involved with volunteer work, you should encourage your team members to take a few moments to follow these easy steps to add the “Volunteer Experience” section to their LinkedIn profiles:
- Log into your LinkedIn account
- Go to your profile
- Click the blue button near the top of your profile that says: “Add Profile Section”
- Select the “Volunteer Experience & Causes” section.
- Click on the “Add to Profile” button.
- Scan the dropdown menu for “Volunteer Experience” and hit the “+” button
- Fill in the form fields as completely as you can – don’t forget to hit “Save” when you’re finished
- Do a quick proofread of your work
- That’s it! You’re done!
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