x2VOL Blog: Tracking Service Hours at your School

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

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

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

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

She Has It All, But She Still Serves: Why Selena Gomez Volunteers

Posted by x2VOL on Sep 21, 2018 1:17:45 PM

She might be a world famous pop star and actress. She has a partnership with Coach and the most followers on Instagram, clocking in at 142 million. 

But, more important that those titles, Selena Gomez is a dedicated servant to her community and advocate for victims of human trafficking through an organization called A21, whose mission is to eradicate human trafficking through awareness, intervention, and aftercare.  Selena has been serving as a volunteer every week at A21 since March of 2018. 

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Topics: community service, service, volunteer, selena gomez

Why We Are Serving on 9/11 - A Day of Service

Posted by x2VOL on Sep 6, 2018 2:03:00 PM

Every year on September 11, individuals across the country step away from their normal day-to-day activities to volunteer in their communities on National Day of Service and Remembrance.

This day is an important one - it gives Americans the chance the remember those men and women that lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks and honor those brave individuals that served in response to the attacks the day of and in the days, weeks, and years following. 

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Topics: volunteering, community service, service, volunteer, National Day of Service and Remembrance

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