Virtual Volunteer and Make a Real Impact

February 22, 2021

In the next several years (Class of 2021, Class of 2022, Class of 2023, and Class of 2024) as students apply to colleges, many students will have large gaping blackhole in their resume beginning in March of 2020. This is due to clubs, organizations and activities being cancelled because of the pandemic.

On the college application is a section for you to showcase your activities and your high school resume.

When colleges ask that important question, “What activities, clubs, hobbies and volunteer stuff did you do?” Many students will answer “Nothing because everything was cancelled”.

If you are considering a selective college or you would like to earn a leadership scholarship or volunteer scholarship, you must do something.

When I was in college, one of my dormmates would say “In order to do something, you must do something.” It was his attempt at being philosophical. Yet, his statement is true.

The answer is Virtual Volunteer.  

Showing the college that you took initiative, have personal drive, and did something even though obstacles were present, is impressive. And you might get a scholarship from the college for taking doing these things.

If you’re looking for a sense of purpose, or just want something to do, consider online volunteering to fill that blackhole void.

Volunteering online lets you donate your virtual time to a cause that matters, which means you can make a difference even if you can’t physically go somewhere to volunteer.

It is important to show the college that you have good grades and good test scores (SAT/ACT). It is equally important and possibly more important in this day and age to show the colleges that you are driven and took the initiative and did something.

It is also important to select activities (virtual and real) that will make you stand out from the rest of the applicant pool. “Be Intentional” with your virtual volunteer activities.

Do you need help choosing activities that will make you stand out? Give us a call 1-888-237-208 x2.

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