community health development volunteer resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Highly-motivated registry eligible dietitian and returned Peace Corps Volunteer specializing in maternal and child health and medical nutrition therapy as well as cross cultural sensitivity.

  • Initiate projects
  • Event coordination
  • Task delegation
  • Vegetarian health expert
  • Buy local advocate
  • Resilient and resourceful
  • Recognized as Outstanding Coordinated Program Student of 2011.
  • Initiated and implemented the Giving Garden at Indian Run United Methodist Church in Dublin, Ohio and the E-town Community Garden at Freeman Lake in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
09/2011 to 10/2013 Community Health Development Volunteer Hospital Sisters Health System - Corporate | Highland, IL,
  • Conducted a neighborhood-based nutrition program for children who are at risk for protein-energy malnutrition. The program used the “positive deviance” approach to identify healthy practices of mothers with well-nourished children from poor families and to transfer such healthy behaviors to over 40 mothers in the local community with malnourished children.
  • Directed health and life skills camp for 80 young men and women, collaborating with 20 Burkinabé counterparts and 15 other Peace Corps Volunteers.
  • Initiated tourism visits to small African village and developed capacity of local entrepreneurs.
  • Developed and organized volunteer resources such as informational booklets for illiterates on nutrition, environmental, and agricultural projects.
05/2011 to 06/2011 Dietetic Intern City Of Oxnard, Ca | Oxnard, CA,
  • Community Nutrition Rotation: Taught nutrition classes for various audiences and illnesses, counseled individual patients on lifestyle behavior change and therapeutic diets, and assisted with planning and operation of Camp Hendon, a week long summer camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
2011 to 05/2011 Dietetic Intern U.S. Electrical Services Inc | Torrington, CT,
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Rotation: assessed nutritional status of hospitalized patients, set nutritional goals with patients, counseled patients on various diet therapies, calculated tube feeds, and attended shared governance and various policy review meetings.
  • Food Service Systems Management Rotation: worked in all sections of food service operation such as patient tray line, production, purchasing, receiving, catering, cafeteria, and sanitation.
05/2010 to 07/2010 Catering Associate Panera Bread Co | Germantown, TN,
  • Crew member of catering team: set up and served at formal events.
2010 to 04/2010 Volunteer Saint Joseph Health System | City, STATE,
  • Hospital volunteer in Nutritional Services Department: passed trays, delivered patient meals, and reviewed meal tickets for dietary errors.
07/2009 to 04/2010 Driver Meals On Wheels | City, STATE,
  • Prepared, packed, and delivered meals to elderly in the community.
04/2007 to 05/2007 Student Observer Children's Hospital | City, STATE,
  • Shadowed clinical dietitian in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Clinic: observed diet consults with CF patients and attended weight management classes for obese adolescents and their parents.
06/2004 to 05/2007 Food Service Associate Iacono's | City, STATE,
  • Provided cordial customer service, prepared "ready-to-eat" vegetables, maintained salad bar, assisted with cleaning and sanitizing restaurant property and food service utensils.
Expected in May 2011 Bachelor of Science | Dietetics University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY GPA:

University of Kentucky Department of Nutrition and Food Science Coordinated Program Dietetic Internship

Additional Information
  • Trained service dog specializing in assisting children with autism for 4 Paws for Ability
  • Coordinated, catered, and hosted two formal sorority events as well as an all-you-can-eat pasta charity event with over 800 people in attendance
  • Speaks French and Gulimancema (African tribal language)
Professional Affiliations

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics member

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School Attended

  • University of Kentucky

Job Titles Held:

  • Community Health Development Volunteer
  • Dietetic Intern
  • Dietetic Intern
  • Catering Associate
  • Volunteer
  • Driver
  • Student Observer
  • Food Service Associate


  • Bachelor of Science

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