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.

*2010 DoSomething.org Community Services and College Admissions Study
Untitled Document

Solve a MysteryCheck this out: Girls start out loving science just as much as boys, but by middle school they're half as interested in stuff like test tubes and robots. What gives?!

This October, DoSomething.org has teamed up with 3M to get girls (or anyone!) excited about a career in one of the STEM fields by showing them what pro scientists actually do.

Participants can earn a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for school by playing and sharing Science Sleuth, a multi-player, interactive texting game, where you and three friends must use your science skills to gather clues and solve the case of the missing mascot.

No minimum GPA. No essay required.

What:
$10,000 scholarship for one winner.

How:
1). Sign up for Science Sleuth at DoSomething.org/clue.

2.) Share the game with three friends and you'll be entered to win the scholarship.

When:
The deadline to submit your entry is January 9, 2015.

Go to DoSomething.org/clue to apply now!

Volunteer Articles

  • +30

    Student Volunteer Opportunities

    Student Volunteer Opportunities
    As a student, it’s easy to get caught up in your own life, between studies, your scholarship search, extracurricular activities and, of course, your avid social life. Take some time this year to pause and reflect on what you’re thankful for. Now is the time, especially during the holiday season, to give thanks for everything great in your life. Check out ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +30
  • +29

    Top 10 Places to Give Back

    Top 10 Places to Give Back
    Searching for meaning in the season of giving? If you want to give back, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. Volunteering can be as easy—and enjoyable—as pie if you seek out the right opportunities. [gate] Are you a people person? The next Top Chef? Whatever your strengths, put them to good use this holiday season by sharing them with ...
    Published 2 days ago | Rated: +29
  • +26

    Impressive Extracurriculars

    Impressive Extracurriculars
    Now that it’s time to start thinking about the college admissions process, it’s important to consider what you’ll need to put on applications as well. When it comes to your participation experiences, you don’t want to leave blank space! Use your time wisely to ensure that you’ll have activities to put down. Keep in mind, however, that colleges are aware when ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +26
Do Something