Strategic Statement: The interviewer wants to get a sense of your philosophy/attitude regarding volunteerism and community/civic service.
Sample Response: My appreciation for volunteer efforts comes from my having been a volunteer. Most of my experience has been in charitable organizations, where I volunteered as a board member, and thus was overseeing volunteer efforts of others. In making a presntation once to correctional inmates who were looking to be released soon, I advised them to volunteer as soon as possible. “It not only has the potential of opening doors, but... if done unselfishly and authentically... your volunteering speaks volumes about your character.