Many professionals don't include volunteer experience on their resume, although many employers look on it favorably.

LinkedIn has announced that users can now include a “Volunteer Experience & Causes” field on their profile. This will let them highlight their unpaid or charitable work experience and the good causes and organizations they support.

They can fill in details about volunteer positions, tick the causes they care about (Animal Welfare, Children, Human Rights, etc) and list groups such as DonorsChoose, Oxfam International, the American Red Cross and Teach for America to their LinkedIn profile. Here's an example of what it looks like:

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