According to a professionally executed survey of 264 admissions leaders at U.S. colleges done by IESD for x2VOL, the tracking and reporting platform for student service hours used by private and public schools and districts nationwide, 58% of college admissions personnel said they agreed that, “A student’s community service experience has a positive impact on his or her acceptance to our higher education institution.” Only 16% disagreed.
–New Survey Shows Value Of Community Service In College Admissions, Derek Newton
Serving in your local community has an abundance of benefits for your community and you! Students must complete the minimum number of documented and approved community service hours yearly for a minimum total of 80 hours.
- Grade 9 – 10 hours
- Grade 10 – 20 hours
- Grade 11 & 12 – 25 hours each
*The tracking form and student documentation forms (for freshmen, sophomores & juniors) must be submitted to your grade level counselor by the last day of school. Seniors must submit forms/hours prior to the end of the fall semester. Community service hours completed over the summer will count toward the following school year.
Here’s how to get involved and some local places that you can serve, be sure to click the picture for more information:
The Hub: Urban Ministries: (318) 200-0517
Providence House: (318) 221-7887
Volunteers of America: (318) 221-2669
Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission: (318) 227-2868 ext. 104