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  • Writer's pictureShazia Peeran

How and Why Volunteering Helps With Your College Applications

Updated: Sep 11, 2022

1. Develop social skills & make connections

Volunteering allows you to not only socialize during your shifts, but also to connect with other volunteers in your area.

Whether you meet fellow college students, future classmates or staff who may later become your employers, volunteering is a great way to make connections that will support you as you transition into university.

2. Gain experience for future jobs

You can gain critical job experience by volunteering! Depending on what you’re doing, you’ll develop physical strength, communication skills, organizational expertise, and/or logistical and facilitation skills.

You’ll develop skills that will serve you during your time at university, and they’ll help you boost your resume and your college applications!

3. Give back to your community

Volunteering allows you to support your community, build character and document volunteer hours to show off to colleges. Not only will your community thank you, but colleges will see your willing and unpaid investment in a cause you care about.

4. Passion pays

Like we previously mentioned, volunteering for a cause you care about shows that you’re willing to fight for your beliefs! Colleges love applications that show you as a holistic human being, rather than just a compilation of grades. Passion pays – showcase it on your college apps!

Want to start volunteering to make connections and boost your college applications?

Head to, sign up as a group & help your community!

To learn more, follow us @givingdigitized and contact us with any questions you have.


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