Do you Need High School Volunteer Hours?

by | Mar 8, 2023 | Chamber News

Volunteering helps organizations, families, and communities and leads to personal growth. Students who volunteer develop skills like empathy and patience. Volunteering also increases happiness, confidence, and overall well-being. It reduces anxiety, exposes students to diverse backgrounds and people, and even increases the likelihood that students will stay in school and achieve in the workplace.

That’s because volunteering shows students how the skills they’re learning in school make a positive impact in the real world. They also further develop skills that will help them succeed in their future careers. As a volunteer, you’ll enhance your communication, work ethic, teamwork, interpersonal skills, and more. You may discover a new passion or find a career path you’d like to pursue.

You’ll also build your personal and professional network. Volunteering helps you meet teenagers with similar interests, as well as adults who can extend resources and opportunities in the future. They can write you recommendation letters, set you up with internships, provide job references, and maybe even offer you a job.

Also,  college admissions officers like to see volunteer experience on your application. It suggests that you’re likely to actively participate on campus and contribute to the college’s mission. It also demonstrates that your values likely align with the values of the college. Similarly, volunteer experience can help you earn scholarships and pay for your college education.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Crossing ALL Borders Ministry.

Crossing ALL Borders Ministry
1446 James Norris Road
Angier, NC 27501