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Why Volunteering is a Great Spring Break Alternative

by Tim Brunicardi on March 11, 2018

The closer spring break gets the more anxious thousands of college students become to begin their annual migration to the nearest beach for some much needed rest and relaxation.

spring break - volunteering

But what about those students who've already done that and want to try something new? And what about students who prefer being productive over spending the week partying? Are there any spring break alternatives out there that might appeal to them?

Yes! There is a way students can take both a traditional spring break and doing something that’s fun and fulfilling. They can spend their time volunteering.

The following list represents the rewards of choosing to do voluntary work:

  • Learn new skills
  • Perfect old skills
  • Helps build character
  • Open new career doors
  • Meet new people
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Chance to improve the lives of others
  • Improves team work skills
  • Sharpens interpersonal skills
  • Creates community awareness
  • Develop a sense of empathy
  • Encourages a sense of purpose

However, before you begin looking for places to do volunteer work, you must be prepared to meet the following expectations:

  • You’ll need to go through an orientation period
  • You’ll be expected to follow certain rules and regulations
  • Be prepared to keep a much more regimented schedule
  • Don’t overstep your professional boundaries
  • Keep your personal life separate from your volunteer-related responsibilities

In conjunction, students at Hocking College are fortunate to live in a community that offers them a multitude of opportunities to volunteer their time and effort. The list below details many places in the area that accept volunteers.

Opportunities in Albany, Ohio

Opportunities in Athens, Ohio

Opportunities in Logan, Ohio

Opportunities in Nelsonville, Ohio

Opportunities in The Plains, Ohio

Opportunities in Pomeroy, Ohio

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