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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

2019 E-Guide to High School Service Hour Tracking

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 21, 2019 12:00:26 PM

Creating a successful service program in your school can be challenging. Engaging students in meaningful service whether it's required by the school or just recommended, can be difficult. On the same coin, there are struggles 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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Spring Break Community Service Ideas

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 11, 2019 3:00:00 PM

Spring break is the perfect time of year to spend time serving in your community. Whether it's through a week-long service project or time spent volunteering at a local nonprofit, this is a great time to volunteer. 

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering, service tracking, community service, service hour tracking, student, service, volunteer, volunteer ideas, community service ideas, alternative spring break, spring break community service ideas

The President's Volunteer Service Award: Tracking Service Hours + How to Apply

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 27, 2019 1:57:30 PM

 

Are you serving in your community during high school? Or are you a school leader has students completing service hours?

Don't miss out on the chance to be recognized with The President's Volunteer Service Award! We have outlined everything you need to know about the award, what it means to receive the award, and how to go about applying. Share it with your fellow classmates or share it with your students! This is an awesome opportunity for all of the students that are active in serving their community. 

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Topics: community service, service reflections, service hour tracking, service requirement, how to engage students in service, engage students in service, service learning, community service ideas, President's Volunteer Service Award, Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Top 10 Community Service Scholarships

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 19, 2019 2:20:39 PM

You got into your dream university, but now you have to figure out how to pay for it! Remember those community service hours you did in high school? They could be the key. There are many scholarships, awards, and grants for students to help offset and cover the cost of school. Many of these, provide awards based on your service experience. 

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Topics: community service, scholarships, service learning, service scholarships, top 10 community service scholarships, volunteer ideas, community service ideas

Tracking Service Toward Corporal Works of Mercy

Posted by x2VOL on Jan 29, 2019 2:44:47 PM

It's National Catholic Schools Week! This week we are celebrating all of the Catholic schools and Catholic school leaders that are educating students across the country.

One of the pillars of many Catholic schools are Corporal Works Mercy. Corporal Works of Mercy are deeds and acts by which people spread the love and compassion of God unto other people.

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Topics: community service, national catholic schools week, corporal works of mercy, catholic schools, service learning

Why We Serve On Martin Luther King Jr. Day - National Day of Service

Posted by x2VOL on Jan 15, 2019 4:06:28 PM

Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, also known as a National Day of Service, individuals across the country get out and serve their communities.

Martin Luther King Jr. was an iconic American leader that championed the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. He is remembered for his dedication and profound sacrifice in changing not only the United States, but the world. 

Because of his selfless dedication leading the Civil Rights Movements, Americans remember and honor him every year by serving in their communities. 

Like many of those around the country, the team at x2VOL will be serving the community as well to honor and to give thanks for all that Martin Luther King Jr. did to advance our country.

In the past on this day, the x2VOL Team has served at Goodwill, a local community garden, and more. This year the team will be serving at Feed My Starving Children, an organization that packs nutrient dense meals for children in impoverished countries. The x2VOL team serves on this day and throughout the year to connect with the community and to continue to grow as individuals.  

 

How are you serving on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? After you're done serving or after your students have completed service on this day, ensure they are logging their hours in x2VOL and writing reflections in x2VOL on how the service experience impacted them. 

Missing an efficient way to track student service at your school? Let us become your partner in service this year. Check out our demo and engage your students in meaningful service this school year. 

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Topics: National Day of Service and Remembrance, martin luther king jr., mlk day, service opportunities on mlk day, national day of service

Unique Community Service Ideas To Do This Holiday Season

Posted by x2VOL on Nov 26, 2018 3:49:29 PM

Are you looking for a community service opportunity that is a little bit more out of the box? Check out this list of community service ideas you can participate in to benefit others this fall and winter during the holidays.

There are so many needs in the community and so many different ways that you can benefit other people as we go into the holiday season.

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Topics: volunteering ideas, community service, service reflections, service hour tracking, student, service requirement, service, volunteer, holiday volunteer ideas

From Community to Career: How Community Service Prepares Students For Future Employment

Posted by x2VOL on Oct 12, 2018 8:49:27 AM

When students participate in community service it expands their world-view and opens them up to ideas and opportunities they might not have experienced otherwise. They learn about the importance of helping others and have a chance to discover an area of focus for a potential future career.

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Topics: community service, service reflections, college prep, service, volunteer, how to engage students in service, career readiness

Tips for Engaging Students in Community Service this School Year

Posted by x2VOL on Sep 25, 2018 2:53:27 PM

It's so easy to get caught up in admin work and managing day-to-day activities that sometimes. spending time engaging with students can fall to the wayside. 

Talking with your students, seeing how they are doing, encouraging them in school and in service, are huge elements of a student's education. It can be easy to give students a community service requirement, but that process should be more than just checking a box. Students need to be engaged in community service - and that's where you come in. 

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Topics: community service, service hour tracking, college prep, service requirement, service, volunteer, how to engage students in service, engage students in service

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