|By Luckystar1111 (Luckystar1111) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:41 pm: Edit|
My friend told me that she is working as a counselor at a day camp this summer but isn't getting paid. In fact, she has to pay to work there. She said that this counts as volunteer work/community service. Is this true? If you work at a camp but don't get paid can you add this to your community service number of hours?
|By Serene (Serene) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:47 pm: Edit|
For non-profit organization yes.
|By Luckystar1111 (Luckystar1111) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:51 pm: Edit|
But isn't a day camp a profit organization? For instance, I worked as a CIT at a camp teaching kids how to play tennis, and I didn't get paid. Was I volunteering?
|By Serene (Serene) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:52 pm: Edit|
Hmm... you shouldn't worry about it... because when you apply to colleges... you don't say "community services -- 230 hours." Rather you divide it up into different activities. So just say "Volunteered at day camp -- 80 hours" or something w/o specifying if that's community services or not =)
|By Luckystar1111 (Luckystar1111) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 10:58 pm: Edit|
Thanks for your quick response, Serene. That means I have about 250 hours of volunteering for this camp!
|By Quack (Quack) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 11:25 pm: Edit|
I'm a rising senior and have a grand total of 3 hours community service!! Exactly how important is it!?
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