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Strategies for accumulating community service hours for high school?

What's up guys, I need to rack up some community service hours for high school graduation and college apps. Any suggestions on where to find opportunities that might not be super well-known? I’m looking to do something meaningful, not just check a box.

7 months ago

I'm glad to see you're seeking ways to engage in significant community service. One approach is to identify local nonprofits in areas you're passionate about and contact them directly, as they might have unlisted opportunities.

Also, consider skill-based volunteering, where you offer a specific skill you possess, like web design for a local charity or tutoring for underprivileged kids.

If you're into environmental work, check with local conservation groups or parks which may have ongoing projects. Don't forget about town or city events too – they often need volunteers and can give you a varied experience.

Remember, consistency and making an impact is key. Think about how you can turn these hours into a meaningful project or initiative that you can really own and that aligns with your interests or potential future study areas. This will resonate more with colleges than simply a tally of hours. Good luck!

7 months ago

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