Community service can change young people, helping them find a purpose, plan and a direction in life and helping them see life from a totally different perspective. Volunteering in the community gives students much to share in a winning scholarship essay as they relate real-life stories, characters, events, dates, and personal experiences which have built character and changed them and those around them. “It is not about me anymore, but making a difference for others in the direction I follow for my life.” A young person finds something that brings true meaning and satisfaction. With the impact of community service, combined with writing down ideas, goals, and dreams, a momentum begins that sets in motion the purpose and passion that drives a student to a life-calling, not only a career.
- U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics is a source for career information! This website covers hundreds of occupations and describes: What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010-20 decade. http://www.bls.gov/ooh
- U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration search tool, My Next Move; What do you want to do for a living? Search for careers with key words, browse careers by industry, and/or answer questions about the type of work you might enjoy. http://www.mynextmove.org
- Some volunteer jobs available for students include: bilingual interpreter, neighborhood cleanups, tutoring, reading to younger children, collecting goods, youth work, coaching youth teams, mentoring, and countless other possibilities.
- Information on volunteer opportunities can be found at your local school and on www.volunteermatch.com and www.unitedway.org.
- Record all community service and update regularly.
- Complete no less than a minimum of one hour per month. Set a goal for at least an hour per week or more.
- Brief description of activity (2-3 sentences)
- Date and hours served
- Signature and telephone of a supervisor (Non-family members only)
2. What difference did you make?
3. What leadership role did you have?
4. Were you a role model?
5. How did community service make you feel?
- Create a FREE account on www.Edudaris.com.
- Update your profile to 100% to automatically be matched to as many OFFERS, as possible, which include scholarships!
- Join a FREE Path to Scholarships® Five-Step Mini COURSE to learn how to apply successfully to college and for scholarships.