What counts as "work experience" on applications?

<p>Many scholarship and college apps ask for a list of work experience. I've had no formal employment, but I have been hired by families to tutor, baby-sit, and house-sit. Do these count or should I just leave that section blank?</p>

<p>List those jobs. They are pertinent.</p>

<p>I have a very similar situation.
I helped out my family at the restaurant for about 4-5 months on weekends.
wait the table, do kitchen jobs, sometimes wash dishes, prepare food due to the lack of employees.
But I didn't get paid. I wouldn't ask for salary from my family, just got free food. So, Is this considered an employment?</p>