Volunteering and Community Service Is Something College Admissions Departments Look for When Selecting Students and Granting Aid.
In the fall, with the holiday season upon us and winter break approaching, now is a great time to start thinking about volunteer and community service projects! Taking up a service project for a few hours, days or weeks will help you to give back to your community helping those in need, but is also a great opportunity for you to discover something new about yourself or learn a new trade.
In addition to building character with on-going volunteering and community service, it shows a commitment that many colleges value and could give your application the extra edge over competition needed to be admitted to the college of your choice.
There are also many scholarships available that are based on community service.
There are numerous ways to start volunteering today:
• Contact local community organization and see if you can help out
• Reach out to cultural institutions in your city as well as libraries, museums or can they point you in a direction if they don’t need help
• Your cities tourism website may be a great resource and may even list places to volunteer
• local newspapers often run ads requesting volunteers
So between spending time with your family, hanging out with your friends, and catching up on some much needed rest and relaxation, take a little time to help those less fortunate than you.