Add volunteer experience


We are continuously optimizing the profile page for you. Today we'd like to show you how you can draw attention to your voluntary work.

If you’re a member of the Red Cross, fire brigade, animal rescue or some other charitable organisation, you can add this experience to your timeline.

This information shows other users and recruiters that you play an active role in the community at large. Here’s how to add volunteer experience to your profile:

1. Go to your profile by clicking on your photo in the top left of the XING website. If you’re using one of the mobile apps, tap on You, then on View profile.

2. Scroll down to Timeline and click the plus symbol.

3. On the next screen, select Professional experience or apprenticeship.

4. Add the details about your new experience. Here’s an example:

  • Job title: Emergency response volunteer
  • Employment status: Volunteer
  • Career level: e.g. entry level
  • Discipline: Health, medical and social
  • Company: Red Cross
  • Industry: Health and social
  • Duration: From June 2015 to present (or set an end date)
  • Show on business card: We suggest you only check this box if you have no other form of employment as this will be displayed along with your name and profile photo at the top of your profile.

5. Now click Save and you’re done.

If you’d like to tell profile visitors a bit more about your volunteer work, we suggest using the About me section. There you can describe why you chose that particular organisation, what exactly you do there, and how others can get involved if they’d like to do something similar.

One last thing: We’re going to discontinue the Organisations field where you might have added your volunteer experience up until now. We suggest moving that information to the professional experience section so you don’t have to enter it all again when the Organisations section is removed.

FAQ ID: 68326