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Reasons to Volunteer While in College

Volunteering has the potential to be hard and time consuming. There are many cons associated with volunteering, but, in my opinion, the pros outweigh the cons. Volunteering can be life altering and rewarding. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to impact the community, develop your skills, and make connections.


Community Impact

Almost every community can benefit from volunteerism. Volunteering can support development in areas that are in need. In my personal experience, volunteering has given me a strong sense of accomplishment. Instead of saying there’s something wrong with the world, we should do something to change it. We all have the chance to have an impact on the community through volunteerism.


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Development of Skills

Many students have a set of distinguished skills by the time they are in college. Volunteering can allow students to put these skills to use and further develop them. In my personal experience, volunteering has allowed me to develop many of my skills. I have learned something from every volunteer experience I’ve had.



As many people have heard, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” In most cases, volunteering allows you to interact with others. Volunteers often have the chance to make new connections. Meeting new people allows you to further develop your network. The people you meet volunteering can have a significant impact on your life. Expanding your network can be a benefit of volunteering.


In conclusion, volunteering can benefit you as a college student. As a volunteer, you get to impact the community, progress your skills and expand your network. It can also be fun. I encourage you to get out there and change the world one step at a time.

I am a junior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in finance. I am from Rockingham, NC. I enjoy helping and encouraging others. I love spending time with friends and meeting new people.
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