What are some good volunteer activities?

I’m looking into doing volunteer work. other than helping out at animal shelters and helping out at elementary schools, what else counts as volunteer work? And how many volunteer hours should I have if I want to get into a good school?

Forget it. Could you come up with a worse reason to volunteer. Adcons could care less about trivial volunteering-or in other words, looking for ways to look like you could care while wanting to benefit from the experience. No hours. Go home!

Schools don’t care if you volunteer. They want to know that you care and are passionate and committed to something. They want you to be interested and interesting. It can be a sport, school newspaper, academic activity, a cause – or more than one thing, although being shallow in a lot of things isn’t seen favorably.