As you know, there is a new volunteering section on linked in now. I have never physically worked for a non-profit organization, but often I have made monetary donations for causes (e.g. the earthquake in Nepal) to certain non-profits for charity works. It is really not an experience so to say, but it does show that I care about certain causes, even though I could not physically help them. Will this count at all as a volunteering experience on linkedin? Can I mention this on linked in?
Also, I am on couchsurfing and I volunteered to host people (tourists) at my place. Will this count as a volunteering experience too? Can I mention this as an experience on linkedin?
I'm sorry, but I didn't mean to show off above :) But it seems showing off that private side of yours on your résumé helps!