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.
1 in 6 Americans go hungry each year. When they turn to food banks for assistance, peanut butter is one of the most requested items.
DoSomething.org has partnered with Walmart to award a $4,000 scholarship to a student that collects food for their local community.
To qualify for the $4,000 scholarship, collect 10 jars of peanut butter, jam or any other non-perishable and submit them to www.dosomething.org/pbj. For every additional 10 items, you get an additional chance to win.
No minimum GPA. No essay required.
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+167Remember Paris Hilton’s stint in jail a few years ago? After the fact, her first few interviews revealed that she had a new priority besides partying. It was volunteering. Whether or not she has fully exercised this endeavor since is debatable. Plenty of other celebrities, however, have made a show for volunteering. “That’s hot.” As students begin preparing for college and ...Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +167
+169When the economy suffers, so do organizations that rely on volunteers — at least traditionally. But according to one source, not only can volunteering remain strong in times of economic concern, it can also help the volunteer gain necessary job skills to re-enter the job market. The most recent Giving in Tough Times study, produced during the last economic downturn in ...Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +169
+92Lately, college students are going back to school with some much younger classmates. Through mentoring programs, undergraduates are becoming an integral part of kindergarten to sixth-grade classes around the country. And elementary and middle-school students are finding role models in their very own communities. Getting from Giving "The first time I went to Code Elementary School as a freshman, I was ...Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +92