This is the second of two posts about the benefits of volunteering for college students. In our first post, we suggested some advantages of volunteer work for your student. In this post, we offer some suggestions about helping your student decide where and how to volunteer.
Your college student has decided to find some time in her college schedule to volunteer somewhere. Good for her. There are many benefits of volunteer work.
College students who choose to spend time in volunteer activities may do so for many reasons. Some students find or believe in a particular cause and want to do all that they can to further that effort. Other students may want to give of their time, but they are not sure what they want to do, or they are not sure what options exist.
Some colleges have an office or a designated person whose responsibility is to help students find and manage meaningful volunteer or community service opportunities. If your student’s school has such a resource, this may be the best place for her to begin. She may also talk to faculty members or other students (particularly upper class students) about opportunities.