x2VOL Blog: Tracking Service Hours at your School

10 Virtual Service Opportunities Students Can Do From Home

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 17, 2020 10:32:36 AM

There are a lot of service opportunities to take advantage of in your community and beyond. But for today's technology and online driven students, taking service online can be a great option.

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering, community service, service, volunteer, volunteer ideas, community service ideas, online service opportunities, virtual service opportunities

2020 E-Guide to High School Service Hour Tracking

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 24, 2020 1:15:00 PM

Whether your school, district, or club has a service requirement, or encourages students to serve, the process to track, manage, report on, and engage students in service can be complicated and time consuming. 

Community service is an important element in education. Reports have shown that participating in community service during high school positively impacts a student and even increases a student's likelihood of being accepted into college. While service is great, there are complications that come along with students completing regular service. From tracking hours to approving hours and ensuring students are completing their service before graduation, it takes a lot of time and effort from the administrators and service leaders to ensure success.

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Topics: community service, eguide, service hour tracking, how to engage students in service, e-guide, 2020 e-guide to high school service tracking, community service tracking form, how to track service

The Ultimate List of Holiday Service Ideas

Posted by x2VOL on Dec 18, 2019 8:30:00 AM

One wonderful part of the holiday season is the desire to do good for others. Whether individuals are donating to organizations they are passionate about or are going out into the community to serve others, the giving heart is alive and well during this season. There are a lot of opportunities for students during this time not only to give back to others, but also make progress on their service requirement for school.

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Topics: community service, community service ideas, service ideas, holiday service ideas

How x2VOL Works With PALS

Posted by x2VOL on Oct 29, 2019 9:15:00 AM

School programs, organizations, and classes across the country have eliminated paper and use x2VOL to track, reflect, and report on student service and volunteer hours all online.

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Topics: service, how to engage students in service, service learning, social emotional learning, pal, pals, tracking pals hours

x2VOL Back to School Best Practices

Posted by x2VOL on Sep 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Welcome Back to School! 

Classes are in session, students are memorizing their schedule and admins are getting organized for the year ahead of them. Which means, it’s the perfect time to set up your x2VOL account for success. There are a couple things you can do to ensure you are ready to start off the new school year on the right foot so your students can start logging hours:

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Topics: volunteering, service hour tracking, student, best practices, edtech

Back to School Checklist for Students + Parents

Posted by x2VOL on Aug 28, 2019 11:17:20 AM

School is back in action! Students might be more or less excited about getting back into the school grind, but there are some things students and parents can do to set students up for success this school year:

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Topics: official service transcript, service reflections, best practices, back to school tips

10 Service Opportunities To Do This Summer

Posted by x2VOL on May 22, 2019 10:45:08 AM

Summer is the perfect time of year for students to spend some serious time serving in their community. There are so many different places and groups of people for students to serve. Check out these summer service opportunities:

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Topics: community service, service learning, community service ideas, summer service ideas

Reducing Service Falsification on College Applications

Posted by Michele Pitman on May 15, 2019 4:50:11 PM

The news is riddled with stories of college applicants bucking the system and working outside of the rules to get into universities of their choice.

College acceptance nowadays takes so many things into consideration when evaluating an applicant. It's more than just about their grades. It's about their extracurricular activities, the sports teams they are on, the clubs they are in, their standardized test scores, and who they are as a person. The stakes are high and students are feeling the pressure.

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Topics: community service, official service transcript, college acceptance, social emotional learning, college admissions, falsification

Social Emotional Learning: How Students Grow and Develop Through Service

Posted by x2VOL on May 6, 2019 4:30:00 PM


x2VOL has received the CODiE Award for Best Social Emotional Learning Platform two years in a row. But what is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?
Social Emotional Learning is the process by which individuals learn to understand and manage emotions in order to learn empathy, how to achieve goals, and how to relate to others among many other things.  

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Topics: volunteering, community service, college prep, service, volunteer, service learning, social emotional learning

How to Use Your Skills in Community Service

Posted by x2VOL on Apr 2, 2019 4:48:26 PM

Participating in community service is more than just a chore or something to check off the list. It can be an extremely transformative experience for students, opening their eyes to a whole new world outside of their day-to-day bubble. 

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking, community service, service reflections, service hour tracking, student, service, volunteer, how to engage students in service, engage students in service, service learning, volunteer ideas, community service ideas

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