TALLAHASSEE, FL- Now that students are back in school, they may be looking for opportunities to get involved in the community.
VolunteerLEON is a one-stop-shop online to match students with volunteer opportunities and events.
Jeri Bush explains how it works on Second Cup.
Students can go to http://volunteer.volunteerleon.org/ , there they will find volunteer opportunities easily. You can browse and research the many ways to serve in our community and find that opportunity that matches your interests.
Benefits to volunteering:
Students can qualify for Bright Future Scholarships which require certain amount of hours.
Volunteering also can make student feel more connected to their communties.
Students often perform better in schools and are less likely to engage in risky behavior.
According to a study, students who performed voluntary community service were 19 percent more likely to graduate from college than those who did not.