Volunteer for Ivys

<p>How important is volunteer activity for Ivys?</p>

<p>To be honest, I am not a kind of passionate volunteer, and don't want to help others </p>

<p>just for my college admission.</p>

<p>But still wanna know.</p>

<p>Will students with great ECs but less volunteer activity get disadvantage?</p>

<p>If you're not passionate about it, don't do it. Not only will it be totally clear that you only volunteered to put it on your resume (people who actually care a lot about volunteering usually speak very passionately about it, and it is clear in their essays exactly why they do what they do), but it will also be a waste of your time. Doing something just for the sake of an application is never a good idea. Instead find something you're truly passionate about and do that. When the time comes around and you write down your EC's on your application, it's better to be truly involved and interested in one or two ECs, that to write down 5 or more that you're minimally involved in.</p>

<p>Try getting an internship then. Volunteering is not for everyone but as @trynatransfer said it's better to be passionate about one thing rather than having 40 interests just for your college applications.</p>