Is this an EC?

<p>I've been volunteering as the sound system manager for my youth group at my church for the past 3 years. Although not quite a part of the 'praise band' that performs the songs, I am in the back controlling all of the sounds and qualities of each individual performer.</p>

<p>I know certain church volunteering activities count as ECs, but I never found any that specifically stated this as an EC, so I am asking if it counts as an EC or not. </p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Anything that isn't related to school curriculum is an EC.</p>

<p>Yes 10char.</p>

<p>Does that apply to dedicated hobbys aswell?</p>

<p>Depends. Like what do you mean? "Dedicated Hobbys" is a bit too vague.</p>

<p>Like playing an instrument on your own time that your school doesn't have a class for, or pursuing...say, an artistic passion you have and have won an award in. </p>

<p>Something along those lines.</p>

<p>I think volunteering in Church is a great EC to list, especially since you gave yourself a respectable title.
There are many, many ECs people put on resumes that have no meaning. Look at SADD. Making posters to put in the hallway before the school dances. And half the kids in SADD drank.</p>

<p>My cousin has been playing a guitar for some time on his own, but never took formal lessons and many music schools were not interested that he had self taught talent.</p>

<p>3 years sounds dedicated enough to be an EC alright.</p>

<p>I think that it is definitely an EC: you have been doing it for a long time and hold a leadership position (manager).</p>

<p>As for the "hobbies", I'd avoid mentioning them unless you have (as you said) won an award for them</p>

<p>I wouldn't list it as an EC on a college app.</p>

<p>I think you should list it. I think a big part of what colleges want to glean from a list of EC's is a picture of who you are, what you like to do, what you can do, and what you're doing other than sitting on the couch playing video games or studying for your AP tests. EC's paint a picture of you as an actual person. This EC tells them that you participate in something, you know how to run electronic equipment, you have an ear for music, you know how to show up on time and meet a responsibility, you have some people skills, and people depend on you to make their program work. Sounds good to me!</p>