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  • Five Colleges Committed to Service

    All colleges contribute to their community in someway. Whether it’s reaching out to the local youth through tutoring or simply providing job opportunities, a college or university is an integral part of the town it belongs to. The universities noted below go above and beyond what is expected of them and have students that are fully committed to making

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  • Spending a Summer of Service in DC

    Most people start getting excited for summer around the time of spring break, but I’ve been looking forward to my summer since December! During finals week last semester, I found out that I had been accepted to the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service and that I’d be spending two months of summer in Washington DC! After six months of anticipation, here I am, getting ready to board my... Read more
  • Volunteers Should Not Leave a Mess Behind

    I am a volunteer at a local animal shelter in a bit of a sticky situation. One of the main volunteer duties is walking the dogs every afternoon. While the shelter is located on several acres where volunteers can walk dogs, many volunteers, myself included, prefer to walk around in the surrounding neighborhoods.

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  • Find Your Inspiration

    Service isn’t something that just becomes important to a person overnight. We’ve all gotten the bland lectures that service is an important activity to participate in, if only to build yourself up on a college application. Not only is that the wrong reason to be involved, advice like that is better used as a cure for insomnia rather than being inspired to get out and do things.

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  • Intangible Benefits of Volunteering

    Volunteering could be one of the most nerve-wrecking experiences you have when you first start off. It is all about taking the first step. I believe the biggest satisfaction you can get from volunteering in the satisfaction that you have helping other people, but also in yourself.

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