So I've basically had a bad string of volunteering jobs. I put my name down, go through health clearance, sit down and have a long chat with the coordinator, and voila... all they have for me to do is sitting at a desk for 4 hours at a stretch, or answering the telephone. Even the position I hold now, which put a heavy emphasis on the "patient contact" thing, doesn't have a particular goal in mind other than "assist with patient comfort". This basically means I wander around the ward asking whether there's anything I can do for patients. 99% of the time, they ask me to get the nurse (who is in the room), or simply tell me no. Why? Because there's nothing I really can do, other than fetching a pillow or a cup of water or something like that. The only problem is that I haven't got a ton of extracurriculars. I've done 3 months of volunteering/surgery observation at an outpatient recovery clinic (around 3 hours a week) and 7 months of research (8 hours a week on school year, 15-20 hours a week on summer). Is it worth it for me to continue sinking time into this pointless volunteering position just so I can add it to my transcript, or should I bail and try to find more worthwhile things to do? Is all volunteering like this? It seems so useless. Thanks in advance for any input.