Hi there, I'm currently a junior in high school and I'm a little bit stressed about my community service hours. I've done a variety of volunteering activities, but I'm wondering if colleges have a preference for certain types of community service? Should I focus more on one specific area or continue to diversify my volunteering experiences?
Hi! It's great that you're actively participating in community service and considering its impact on your college applications. From my experience with my child who is now in college, I can tell you that colleges generally do not have a specific preference for certain types of community service. What they truly value is genuine commitment and meaningful impact. If you have a passion for a specific cause or organization, it's perfectly fine to focus on that. Otherwise, diversifying your volunteering experiences is also a good approach, as it demonstrates your adaptability and willingness to help different communities. The key is to show your dedication, long-term involvement, and the impact you have made through your service. Remember, quality matters more than quantity, so it's better to have a few meaningful experiences that you're truly passionate about rather than a long list of superficial ones. Good luck, and keep up the great work with your community service!