Volunteering has a tremendously positive effect on your community, and it's good for you too!

Consider volunteering for some of these reasons:

  • Develop skills and get valuable life experience
    Help teach a lesson, grade papers, tutor or read to another student: all are helpful in the classroom and give you real-world experience in the classroom and beyond.
  • Make a difference
    Spending time at a school event, in a classroom or helping other students can help you realize that even the smallest gestures can make a lasting impact on someone's life...including your own.
  • Show colleges you are committed
    Volunteering illustrates your interests and character. When you list your volunteer work on your college applications, you show admission officers the value you’ll bring to their campus community.
  • Meet new people
    Get a new outlook on life or some new perspective when working with others. You'll find people have multiple ways of tackling tasks and can help you develop strategies for handling future endeavors.
  • Give back to your community
    Your community gives you a place to call home. Having some civic pride and also helping others can help you learn a lot about yourself and can even help you discover a path to your future career.