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Community service?

astleyrick53astleyrick53 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
edited October 2013 in College Admissions
Does starting a club and then maintaining it count for community service hours when you apply to college or Summer programs and things of that nature? So for example I've started my school's debate club and put a lot of hours into it. Is that community service? I'm currently under the impression that it is, but I'd like to make sure.

Thanks in advance!

Replies to: Community service?

  • MiddKid86MiddKid86 Registered User Posts: 1,728 Senior Member
    No. And don't rickroll me for that answer.
  • T26E4T26E4 Registered User Posts: 24,274 Senior Member
    Community svc examples: volunteering at a hosp, library, nursing home. Working for Habitat for Humanity.

    What you've done is work on your school ECs. Akin to the hours of practice a volleyballer puts in. Should she list that as "community service"?

    Don't straw grasp.



    Hint for you: nobody really cares about the number of hours you do community service. It's so 1980s
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