Your Guide to Volunteering as a College Student

Volunteerism is one of the core identities of the United States. According to Americorps, 25% of Americans participate in formal volunteering and 62.5% participate in informal volunteering. Committing an act of service to your community has a ripple effect in its ability to positively shape someone else’s day. Additionally, there are some great benefits of volunteering that are unique to college students. Some of these benefits may include:

  • increase in job prospects
  • positive effect on mental health
  • can help with academics
  • may translate to college credit
  • can bring meaningful professional connections
  • give new perspectives
  • valuable job training
  • learn new skills
  • a fun escape
  • bring positive change to society

Read more about volunteering in college from Study.com here.

By Alyssa Hammond
Alyssa Hammond Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Center Alyssa Hammond