The Benefit from Volunteering in Your Community

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Added on May 30, 2022 by Jay

Finding volunteering opportunities was tough going during the early COVID-19 waves but as cases have subsided, along with increased vaccinations rates in Florida, those elusive opportunities to give back to our community have emerged once again. 

Full IB Diploma students are required to earn 150 hours of service and most WPS IB students accumulate that in a single year - at least the ones I have spoken to.  But the real benefit of service goes far beyond scholarships and IB requirements.

 The benefits of volunteering and giving back include:

Social: You can use service to meet new friends and build relationships within your community - beyond your school and extracurricular activities/sport

Physical: Most service requires a degree of physical movement and that's a good thing - especially if the pandemic has reduced a lot of your typical activity

Mental State: Meeting new people will almost always boost your own self-esteem and confidence

If you are looking for volunteering opportunities this summer, I have a network of people around Windermere/Winter Garden that are looking for teens like us to give back. Contact me for more information!

Jay Khemchandani


 

 

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