Not long after I finished school, I started volunteering at a community center while job searching. Turns out, it was the best thing I did. I networked with really great people, and they realized my love for computers and coding, which led me to work on project for them in my spare time. Eventually, I started working there as a computer trainer.
After that, I found a contract job at the bank, and completed it. We ended on a good relationship, and the manager told me I could use her as a reference.
I began job searching again, and a few months later, I decided to go back and volunteer at the same organization, because I didn't want the gap on my resume to be too long. Problem is, the people that I networked with and knew from the first time are no longer there. My hours aren't all that great either (4pm-6pm, but that was cut down to 4pm-5:30pm). The current manager is really friendly, as well as his assistant. Essentially, I'm filling in for the manager, he runs an after school program, and needs someone to cover the front desk. In simple terms, I'm a seat warmer for the manager.
I proposed a project to them to make registering future volunteers easier, but no one was interested.
My tasks right now are limited, I basically help people login to the computers and print, other than that, there isn't much else. There isn't even a chance to get more hours, preferably during the day, because he gets paid to cover the front desk.
Most of the other managers and employees are gone for the day, so there isn't that much people to talk with and build a network.
Should I include volunteering a second time on my resume?
My problem is, I already have the tasks I'm doing, currently listed under the previous time I volunteered.
If I do list it, do I just repeat the same two tasks again(printing for clients and logging in)? The only benefit I see is that I was doing something rather than just job searching.
If I don't, then I would have the explain the year gap(next month will be a year) in my resume.
What worries me the most is my reference from the bank might be out of date, as she could have moved on, leaving me with the community center manager as my only reference which means I would have to place my volunteering on my resume for the second time.