Why community service?There are many reasons for you to volunteer.
- Gain valuable firsthand experience
- Learn new skills
- Explore a career
- Make community contacts in your career field
- A desire to help others
- Meet community needs
Volunteering complements students' classroom experiences by providing a chance to apply learning to the world of work. Students feel connected to the community while assisting people of different cultures, nationalities, ages, and physical abilities. Community service/volunteer experience also helps build your resume and may help you obtain a job or scholarship.
Additionally, you gain a sense of accomplishment by helping those less fortunate.
"Never underestimate the ability of a small group of people
to change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever
Local Community Service Organizations- More information to come -
National Volunteer OrganizationsThere are many national organizations who rely on support of volunteers. Follow the links listed below to find out more about these national organizations. Also know that many of these national organizations have local chapters. Consult the "Local Community Service Agency" section for more information about local community service opportunities.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program
Boys & Girls Club of America
Habitat For Humanity
Pay It Forward Foundation
Virtual VolunteeringThe following links provides users an opportunity to become a "virtual volunteer". Each site is different, so please read the requirements for becoming a "virtual volunteer". Many of the links listed allows volunteers to "click" on a button to make a "donation". The actual donation is supported by advertisers of that site. The Virtual Volunteering opportunities listed below are separated into different categories based on the recipient(s) of the donations:
Cancer Charites (other):
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