Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are Benefits of Community Service for You

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, high school is a great time to try things that you haven’t done before – including volunteering.  Students may think it’s not worth their time to get involved in the community because it doesn’t pay like a normal job would. However, there are several benefits that volunteering can give you that no other job can.

  • Social Benefits
  • Personal Development Benefits
  • Health Benefits
  • Community Benefits
  • College Benefits
  • Professional Benefits

Community service is when you work for free to help benefit the public or your community.  Usually, students who choose to do so, volunteers.  They choose to help out because they want to do so.  You probably know some students in your school who choose to volunteer their free time through community service.  There are many ways that you can do this, such as joining a non-profit organization like MYLC, or working with a church group, or you can choose a cause and create your own service project.  Either way, community service benefits both you and the community in which you serve.

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Still Not Convinced?

Besides gaining new skills necessary for the job market such as leadership, communication skills, dependability, time management, and decision making.  It has been proven that Teens who volunteer perform better at school and also build a stronger resume for college and scholarship applications.  Need more convincing, check out the video: