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How to Serve Others this Holiday Season

Posted by x2VOL on Nov 1, 2022 9:28:36 AM

The holidays are a wonderful time of year, but they can also be a difficult time for a lot of people. This time of year offers a lot of opportunities for students to get involved and serve people in their communities. 

Service should continue throughout the year, but the holidays are also a great time for students to step out of their traditions and daily habits to benefit someone else. 

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Topics: holiday service ideas, holiday service ideas for students, holiday volunteer opportunities

x2VOL Reports Increase in Student Service [Infographic]

Posted by x2VOL on Sep 21, 2022 9:39:48 AM

Student service is on the rise. Student service programs in schools are returning to “pre-pandemic” status while students need re-education on the significance of service.

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Why students are participating in WBL and its positive impact

Posted by x2VOL on Aug 12, 2022 10:15:36 AM

Work-based learning, internships, Co-Ops, and other work-based school programs are becoming extremely popular optional programs for students to take advantage of. Along with participating in community service, being in a work-based learning or internship program is an excellent learning opportunity and provides diverse opportunities outside of the classroom that improve student outcomes.

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Steps to Re-Engage Students in Service & Increase Motivation

Posted by x2VOL on Jun 23, 2022 2:59:10 PM

There has been a significant loss of learning and development due to the pandemic. However, as the world emerges from the pandemic and students are able to return to a more typical education experience, there is a great opportunity for educators to help motivate students and re-engage students in service. 

As students heal from the impact of the pandemic and get settled in their new normal, it can be a challenge for them to feel the motivation to participate in extracurriculars and service. 

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Topics: volunteering, how to engage students in service, career readiness, community service ideas, online service tracking, student development

Allen HS Day of Service: Re-Engaging Students [On-Demand Webinar]

Posted by x2VOL on Jun 14, 2022 1:44:54 PM
 
 

Allen High School, one of the largest high schools in the state of Texas is establishing a strong culture of service on their campus. In the fall of 2021, as a way to re-engage students in service after the pandemic, Allen High School hosted their first Eagle Give Day, a day of service on their school's campus. They hosted their second Eagle Give Day in March of 2022 and we sat down with them to hear how it went, what they learned, and the impact on the students. Their event was an incredible success as students had increased leadership opportunities and the opportunity to learn about service activities right in their own backyard. Hear more in our on-demand webinar above.

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Topics: volunteering ideas, volunteering, community service, how to engage students in service, engage students in service, service learning, social emotional learning, service ideas, online service tracking, day of service, service event, Allen High School

Lessons from Serving the Uvalde Community

Posted by Michele Pitman on Jun 8, 2022 11:31:17 AM

Blog post by Michele Pitman, Founder & CEO, intelliVOL

Serving the Uvalde community is an experience that I won’t forget.

As soon as my husband and I heard about the tragedy in Uvalde we were overwhelmed with the need to take action. We immediately knew what to do after seeing a post on social media. We own a food trailer and we follow other highly engaged local food trailers. One of them immediately went to Uvalde for a day and handed out food. We wanted to do the same. We talked to members of our community and within hours, money and donations arrived.

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How to Reengage Students Post COVID

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 7, 2022 1:58:41 PM

There’s no doubt that the past two years have taken a toll on students.

There has been a significant loss of learning, development, and personal growth. Students have experienced isolation from a myriad of social situations. Many students even began high school during the pandemic and didn't return to campus well into their high school careers.

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Topics: volunteering, service tracking, community service, service reflections, service hour tracking, service requirement, service, volunteer, engage students in service, service learning, community service ideas, social emotional learning, service ideas, how to track service, online service tracking

Engaging Teens in Community Service: An Essential Guide to Growing Up

Posted by Michele Pitman on Jan 24, 2022 9:39:02 AM

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Topics: service reflections, service hour tracking, college prep, how to engage students in service, career readiness, service learning, community service ideas, social emotional learning, community service tracking form, student service, student outcomes

How to Create a Service Day at Your School: Tips from Allen HS

Posted by x2VOL on Jan 19, 2022 10:15:18 AM

Allen High School located in Allen, Texas, strives to engage its students in meaningful service. In fact, one of the pillars of their graduation profile is to be an engaged citizen. School leaders had the desire to engage their student body in service, but with a student enrollment of over 5,400 students, this seemed like a daunting task. However, by working with other school organizations and connecting with local nonprofit organizations, administrators and students worked together to establish Eagle Give Day - Allen High School's day of service. The program's resounding success resulted in increased student engagement and awareness of local nonprofits and needs.

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10 Holiday Service Ideas Students Can do to Make an Impact

Posted by x2VOL on Nov 2, 2021 10:11:05 AM

While students are busy serving in their communities all year long, the holidays months are a great opportunity for students to give of their time and effort to benefit others.

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Topics: volunteering, holiday volunteer ideas, community service ideas, holiday service ideas, online service tracking, holiday service ideas for students, holiday volunteer opportunities

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