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Community Service Corner

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The importance community service plays in the scholarship selection process CANNOT be over-emphasized! An applicant can have the highest grade point average, or “GPA,” but if the scholarship donor(s) does not see evidence that the applicant has learned the value and lesson in “giving back,” they may be substantially less inclined to bestow an award to that particular applicant. It is absolutely imperative that prospective scholarship applicants demonstrate active commitment to their community as illustrated by their participation in community service projects and activities. (For more information on the importance of community service in your scholarship search, see our article Community Service: Just How Important is it When it Comes to Obtaining Scholarships?”)

Here are just a few of the volunteering opportunities in your state!


ALABAMA

Volunteering in America – Alabama
USDA Forest Service
HandsOn Birmingham
University of Alabama Community Service Center
HandsOn South Alabama
YouthServe Birmingham
Pathways

ALASKA

Alaska Volunteers to Help Homeless Families
The Alaska Zoo Volunteers
Anchorage Museum
The First Tee of Alaska
MISSION Volunteer Club
Alaska Whale Foundation
NeighborWorks Alaska
Literacy Council of Alaska
Alaska Native Medical Center

ARIZONA

HandsOn Greater Phoenix
The United Way Volunteer Center – Tucson & Southern Arizona
Chandler Public Library
Phoenix Zoo
Catholic Community Services
“Our House”

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Red Cross (Arkansas)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Fayetteville Public Library
First Tee of Northwest Arkansas

CALIFORNIA

California Volunteers
California State Parks
City of Riverside
City of Roseville, California Volunteer Center
Hearst Castle
OneOC
Orange County,California Volunteer Opportunities
Acacia Adult Day Services
Alzheimer’s Association Orange County
Girls Incorporated of Orange County
Volunteer America of Greater Los Angeles

COLORADO

Hunger Free Colorado
Volunteers of America Colorado
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado
Pikes Peak Library District
Girls Inc. of Metro Denver
Child & Migrant Services
Food Bank of the Rockies
Mesa County Animal Shelter
Royce Hurst Humane Society
Friends of the Mustangs

CONNECTICUT

Danbury Animal Welfare Society
New Haven Reads
Yale University President’s Public Service Fellowship
Hospital for Special Care
Girls Inc. of Greater Waterbury/Girls Inc. of Fairfield County
Girls Inc. of Meriden
Volunteer Connecticut

DELAWARE

Volunteer Delaware
Delaware Online Getting Involved
Christiana Cares Health System Volunteers
The First Tee of Delaware
Delaware SPCA
Brandywine Zoo
Delaware County District Library

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

D.C. Central Kitchen
Serve D.C.
The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project
Special Olympics D.C.
Youth Service America
One Brick
MedStar Georgetown University
Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center
Martha’s Table

FLORIDA

Volunteer Florida
Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
South Florida Fair
Brevard Zoo
Seminole Education, Restoration & Volunteer (“SERV”) Program
Florida Hospital Tampa
Hands On Orlando

GEORGIA

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Hands On Atlanta
Ronald McDonald House Charities of West Georgia
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.
Georgia Aquarium
Special Olympics Georgia
Nicholas House
Project Linus
Fur Kids
Meals By Grace

HAWAII

Get Connected Hawai’i
Volunteer Legal Services Hawai’i
Honolulu Habitat for Humanity
Queen’s Medical Center
Aloha Harvest
Hawaii Foodbank
Institute for Human Services

IDAHO

Idaho Medical Reserve Corps
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Boise Zoo
Idaho Wildlife Federation
Boise Art Museum
Idaho Food Bank
Idaho Botanical Garden
Idaho Humane Society
Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology

ILLINOIS

HandsOn Suburban Chicago
Chicago Cares
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Field of Museum
Northern Illinois Food Bank
Peoria Zoo “Zoo Teens”

INDIANA

Serve Indiana
United Way of Central Indiana
Zionsville Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
Indianapolis Public Library

IOWA

Volunteer Iowa
Corridor Recovery

KANSAS

Volunteer Kansas
Kansas Special Olympics

KENTUCKY

Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service
City of Bowling Green, Kentucky Official Municipal Website of Bowling Green, Kentucky

LOUISIANA

Volunteer Louisiana
United Way of Greater Lafayette
Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Baton Rouge
Nature Conservancy of Louisiana

MAINE

Volunteer Maine
Jobs For Maine’s Graduates

MARYLAND

Volunteer Maryland
Allegany College of Maryland Volunteer Center
Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center
Maryland Volunteer Center
Volunteer Center
Baltimore County Government
Volunteer Southern Maryland
Chesapeake College – Chesapeake Volunteer Center
Department of Community Services
Volunteer Harford
The Volunteer Center Serving Howard County
Montgomery County Volunteer Center
ShoreCAN Volunteer Center
Chesapeake Helps
Special Olympics Maryland
United Way of Washington County, Maryland

MASSACHUSETTS

Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts
Boston Cares
Save A Dog
Northern Berkshire Community Council

MICHIGAN

Volunteer Center of Michigan
American Red Cross – Michigan Region
Kalamazoo County Association of Retired School Personnel

MINNESOTA

Science Museum of Minnesota
Youth Link Minnesota
Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin

MISSISSIPPI

Volunteer Mississippi
Mississippi State University Maroon Volunteer Center

MISSOURI

United Way of Wyandotte County
Youth In Need

MONTANA

Montana State Parks
Montana 4-H
United Way of Yellowstone County

NEBRASKA

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Serve Nebraska
Volunteer Partners

NEVADA

United Way of Southern Nevada
City of Henderson Cultural Arts and Tourism

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Volunteer New Hampshire
New Hampshire Audobon
Cocheco Valley Humane Society
Seacoast Science Center

NEW JERSEY

Jersey Cares
Governor’s Office on Volunteerism
The Volunteer Center of Bergen County
http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/volunteers.htm

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors
Santa Fe Doorways
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

NEW YORK

New York Cares
Food Bank for New York City
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
Long Island Volunteer Center
Volunteer CNY
Volunteer New York

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration
Hands On Charlotte
Special Olympics North Carolina

NORTH DAKOTA

City of Fargo- Fargo Public Library
Sanford Health
Valley Senior Services
First Link

OHIO

Serve Ohio
Hands On Central Ohio
Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland

OKLAHOMA

Central Oklahoma Humane Society
United Way of Central Oklahoma
Red Cross Oklahoma

OREGON

Oregon Volunteers
Hands On Greater Portland

PENNSLYVANIA

RSVP
Pittsburgh Cares
United Way of Adams County

RHODE ISLAND

Serve Rhode Island
Women’s Center Rhode Island

SOUTH CAROLINA

Hands On Greenville
South Carolina Aquarium

SOUTH DAKOTA

Volunteers of America – Dakotas
Habitat for Humanity – South Dakota

TENNESSEE

Hands On Nashville
Volunteer Knoxville
Youth Villages
United Way of Greater Chattanooga

TEXAS

VolunteerNow
North Texas Food Bank
University ot Texas-Arlington Center for Community Service
Captain Hope’s Kid’s Team
Perot Museum
Community Partners of Dallas

UTAH

UServe Utah
Volunteer Salt Lake County
Humane Society of Utah

VERMONT

Vermont State Parks
United Way of Chittenden County

VIRGINIA

Office on Volunteerism and Community Service
Arlington Teens
Capital Area Food Bank
Volunteer Alexandria
Arlington County Department of Human Services
Volunteer Fairfax
Volunteer Prnce William
Rappahannock United Way
YMCA at Virginia Tech
Community Resource Center

WASHINGTON

Volunteer Centers of Washington
Seattle.Gov/Teen
Seattle Community Network

WEST VIRGINIA

Volunteer West Virginia
Red Cross West Virginia

WISCONSIN

Volunteer Wisconsin
Volunteer Milwaukee
Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin
United Way Wisconsin

WYOMING

The Nature Conservancy
Wyoming Youth Services
Serve Wyoming
Geisinger Health System

*Interested students should thoroughly research any volunteer projects (with a responsible adult, as necessary and appropriate) prior to signing up for any volunteer opportunity.*

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