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 "Committment" 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.
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+21While some look at spring break as a time to party, other view the downtime as a potential opportunity for other alternatives, like volunteering the time to benefit a cause. Whether you’re considering alternatives locally or an alternative spring break trip, there are plenty of options for students to get their hands dirty and make a difference. Interested in making a ...Published 25 days ago | Rated: +21
+24This year, when you’re nestled all snug in your bed, with visions of sugar-plums dance in your head, take a moment to think about the forgotten college student. Not sure who we’re talking about? Then keep reading. We've all encountered the homeless, whether it’s through volunteering, in passing on the street or in the news. To many, it seems like a ...Published 3 months ago | Rated: +24
+21While you’re on break over the holidays, it’s easy to get into a lazy mode where you sit around doing nothing with your days, letting them mesh into one long continual nap fest. While there is some value in getting shuteye, there’s only so much rest necessary and, to be fair, you do have other, more important things to do. Like ...Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21