I am having a small difference of opinion with a colleague about whether to include community service / involvement on a professional resume. This is a resume not for a particular job, but rather a detailed resume with selected project experience that I would include in proposals for consulting work (though that may not make any difference).
I have listed such items as membership in professional organizations, my appointment to a municipal board, and serving on the boards of directors of several non-profit organizations. I think that my board positions are indicative of my volunteer contributions and leadership experience outside of the workplace.
Does it make a difference whether I'm on the board of, say, the local chapter of the American Red Cross (a well-known organization), as opposed to something like the Smithtown Audubon Society or the Jonesville Cycling Club? One group that I serve as Treasurer has no staff, but it's a legitimate 501c3 organization that owns property and has well over 300 members.
Two questions: 1) Do I list my board memberships on a resume, and 2) Should I exclude board memberships in certain organizations, such as those that might relate to hobbies and personal interests?