70% of admissions officers surveyed valued consistent local volunteering over a long period rather than a short stint abroad.
Admissions officers like to see words like "Commitment" and "Passion" most when applicants describe their community services.
DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. Any young person 25 and under can join by texting "JOIN" to 38383 or joining online at www.DoSomething.org.
You could win a $5,000 scholarship just by collecting 1 piece of gently-used sports gear to kids in underserved communities. Look in your closet or garage for 1 ball, bat, glove, stick, or any other gear. Then donate your item to a local community center (we’ll give you the address of the closest one!). You'll be helping kids play more sports, which improves their well-being, AND you'll automatically enter to win a $5,000 scholarship!
For every piece of equipment you receive one scholarship entry. No minimum GPA or essays required. Must be 13 to 25 years old to apply. This scholarship is only open to those residing in the U.S. and Canada or those who hold citizenship in the U.S. or Canada.
Ends September 30, 2016.
Go to www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/game-winning-drive to learn more!
When it comes to adding your extracurricular activities on your college applications, you definitely don’t want to leave blank space!
Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities.
Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for.