<p>I'll be a junior by the time school starts in September.
I'm really unsure about where I should go for community service. I did some research, and it sounds like TOP colleges would rather see hours from organizations fighting poverty/hunger/etc, as opposed to hours for volunteering at a gym or golf course (which was what I was planning). So should I direct my time instead to helping, for example, the elderly?
I also heard that colleges want to see 3-4 years at the same place because it shows dedication. As a rising junior, I only have 1 1/2 school years and 1 summer for community service. Would that be too late? </p>
<li>I mentioned "TOP colleges" because I'm aiming for Ivies and other excellent schools (Berkeley, Duke, etc).</li>