How much volunteering is enough

<p>How many hours of volunteering do you need for college. I know there is no set amount, but how many hours do most kids volunteer. What exactly is the norm?</p>

<p>I don't know the norm but you should volunteer because you want to not because you have to. And even if someone were to reply and give you a average would you stop volunteering or keep going? Does it really matter.</p>

<p>In my experience, it doesn't matter at all. Unless you're trying to get into an Ivy League school or a private university, what really matters in state is your class rank/GPA and your SAT and your PSAT/NMSQT. All schools in state that offer automatic admission will be based on class rank. For example, some schools automatically accept the top 25% students, while better schools only take the top 8%. Now for me, all of the schools that offered automatic acceptance and/or scholarships from out of state were because I qualified as a National Merit Finalist on my PSAT. So you should check into your choice of schools individually and read the "Automatic Acceptance" section of their website, and read all of the letters you receive in the mail, especially those marked with dollar amounts on the stamp area, which means the college paid more to sex you that letter. If you're applying to a private university, then you should join a club at school that requires a minimum amount of service hours, an exceed that amount. Then join another, and another. It's a good way to help your community and acquire hours. But I was never asked for an hour list. It's all just a part of building your r</p>

<p>Where it says sex, it's supposed to say send. ^ Stupid IPhone.</p>