“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” -Elizabeth Andrew
Importance of Volunteer hours *Allows kids to get involved in their community and do something for others without getting something in return. *Sometimes we come across people who spend their free time volunteering in different organizations and charitable institutions. Sometimes too, we learn of people who volunteer in neighborhood drives; whether its a clean-up drive; a fund raising for the community or even spending a few hours helping neighbors take care of their overwhelming chores. *The possibilities of volunteering are endless. But really, Why Is Volunteering Important? Why do people do it; and some dont? What can we get out of volunteering our time, effort and sometimes even our resources?
Volunteer Hours Required for Graduation! 15 Community service hours are required for all students in order to graduate. Counselors recommend that students have 8 hours completed by the end of their sophomore year.
Benefits of Volunteering Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. Gives you the chance to lean or develop new skills Gives you the chance to be a part of your community Give you the motivation and a sense of achievement Boosts your career options Allows you to experience new things and the chance to explore your interests Allows you to meet a diverse range of new people
Options for Volunteer Work Clubs at the high school Organizations around the community Recreation district Animal Shelter Food Drives Church Organizations
Facts: Volunteer work looks good for college applications. Volunteers help make the world a better place. Young people volunteered at twice the rate of adults with 55 percent of young people volunteering, compared with only 29 percent of adults. Youth who volunteer are less likely to engage in risky behavior, are more likely to feel connected to their communities, and tend to do better in school. A youth who has a parent who volunteers is nearly three times more likely to volunteer on a regular basis.
VOLUNTEER Show yourcommunity howyou can make a difference!
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