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Volunteering & Community Service

Is Volunteering Important to Colleges?

Volunteer work is an important consideration for colleges when evaluating applicants. A survey of 264 college admissions leaders found that 58% agreed that, “A student’s community service experience has a positive impact on his or her acceptance to our higher education institution,”. Perhaps more importantly, the survey found more than half (53%) believed that community service served as a tiebreaker when making decisions between equally qualified candidates.

There are so many organizations you can choose to volunteer and serve in your community. Volunteering is an opportunity for you to find your voice and passion in something that is important and has special interest to you. Below are a few ideas of Salem area organizations that could use a few more volunteers.

Just Serve

Why Volunteer?

We may not solve world hunger immediately, but we're convinced that by serving with each other in our local communities, we're paving the way for much broader changes. Our individual efforts don't need to be huge—a little bit of change here, a few hours there—but even small efforts quickly add up to make a real difference.

As we work side-by-side and learn from each other, mutual understanding increases, misconceptions can be corrected, and new friendships are built.

JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations are posted, and volunteers search for opportunities to enhance the quality of life in the community.

We believe in the power of community service and volunteering to build unity in the community

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