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Is working/volunteering with non-profits a good extracurricular?


I recently joined a student-led non-profit that gives elementary and high school students virtual classes and 1-on-1 tutoring during the COVID-19 pandemic. They plan to continue this even if the virus has passed. I am tutoring two students, with 4 hours volunteer work, per week. I am also taking part in their PR (promotion work), spreading the organization to the larger community. Is this a good extra-curricular to have for college? I genuinely enjoy doing this and helping little kids with their education.


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Of course it's a good extracurricular. It always impressive to get involved in the community and do volunteer work. Especially since there's not much else to do during the pandemic, it's definitely a good extracurricular to have.

I second this and wish to add this shows responsibility, leadership AND community involvement. Also if you are going into education with an education major It is a phenomenal EC.
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It's a great extracurricular, especially if you enjoy it. This is a great extracurricular to have, and community service can't hurt unless it's taking away from other, more productive activities. It shows dedication, social skills, volunteering (which can show a lot of characteristics in itself), and responsibility. As long as you have enough time, it should provide a substantial boost to your college application (unless you are applying to highly selective colleges).