Community service trips

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  1. Sheaisland

    Sheaisland Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I was wondering if community service trips had a significant impact, and boosted your résumé. At school today, there was a seminar for Rustic Pathways, a company that has community service trips all around the world (trips last 8-16 days with various amounts of community service hours). I was very interested in the trip because of the community service and I thought it would have a big impact on helping admission:biggrin: Also, do you guys know of Rustic Pathways, or any other companies like this? (How was your experience?) Thank You!:shake:
     
  2. time2

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    You don't need to travel to exotic destinations to do community service work. I glanced at their website and they don't clearly state what this would cost so I have to assume it is REALLY expensive. While, they may do good work in the countries they visit, many are primarily money-making opportunities for the people who run these programs.

    If you want to do community service, save your money and do something in the area where you live.
     
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    Habitat for Humanity is great option and they have chapters available throughout the US.

    My son did 2 separate week long trips to Wake County NC during his high school winter breaks to build houses for those in need and it was a wonderful experience.

    Habitat engages both high school and college student groups. Take a look at their website and see what they offer near you or a trip you can join through a youth group or through your high school.

    Community Service is something that colleges and scholarships do look at as part of the whole person evaluation, so it is good to have something you have done to give back to the community. But you have to have it in your heart, be serious about it and want to do it (not just to impress). It is good to have this in addition to your typical sports or after school clubs.

    Good luck!
     
  4. kinnem

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    And I would add that in working with Habitat for Humanity you will no doubt pick up some useful skills.
     
  5. Sheaisland

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    Thank You!

    Thank you guys for all your help, I'll have to look into Habitat for Humanity near me!
     

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