Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, August 29, 2014
If you do not have a great deal of work experience to place on your resume, then yes, it is OK to put other activities on there. Keep in mind though that employers will be more interested in what you gained from participating in these activities versus simply that you did participate. In other words, if you were in a leadership role on your team or feel that you gained leadership skills from playing softball, emphaisize this while listing the activity on your resume. The same would apply to any other school, church, or community activities in which you have been involved.