9 months ago
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is community service important?

I am a volunteer at a vet clinic where I help out in the kennels like five hours a week. It isn't really community service but I wanted experience with animals and live in a pretty rural place and didn't want to work on a farm. The vet doesn't hire teenagers for safety reasons. Will colleges see this as volunteering or simply a job? I'll probably have over a hundred hours if I keep it. (Your answer won't make me quit, I really like working there)

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9 months ago

Yes, colleges will look at this favorably, particularly if you are doing it because you truly love it. Colleges want to see that you are engaged in your community, even if it isn't necessarily "community service." They want students who will contribute to their campus community, and this will reflect well.

9 months ago

It would be considered a voluntary service, also Engaging in community service provides students with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service or volunteerism enables students to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most.


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