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Summer Volunteer Ideas For Students

Posted by x2VOL on May 30, 2023 9:30:21 AM

Summer vacation is a great opportunity for students to engage in their communities and gain valuable experience through volunteer work. Volunteering not only helps others but also provides personal growth, skill development, and a sense of accomplishment. By making service a daily or weekly habit students can create a positive routine and develop strong connections with others. Here are some summer volunteer ideas for students who are looking for inspiration:

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Topics: community service, volunteer ideas, summer service ideas, service ideas

Finding Belonging Through Service

Posted by x2VOL on May 15, 2023 1:50:17 PM

In a time where connection is seemingly only built through phone screens and Instagram comments, in-person, face-to-face connection between students is dwindling. Lack of social interaction and seeing past immediate needs and wants can leave individuals feeling isolated and alone. Unsurprisingly, students can be left lacking a sense of belonging.

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Topics: community service, service, how to engage students in service, engage students in service, service learning, finding belonging through service

How Students Access Core SEL Competencies At School

Posted by x2VOL on Mar 27, 2023 9:50:00 AM

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Topics: student, social emotional learning, student service, student development

Spring Break Volunteer Ideas for Students

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 28, 2023 4:22:52 PM

As Spring Break approaches, now is a great time for students to start brainstorming how to fulfill their volunteer hours during the break. This is a perfect opportunity for students to use the time off from school to engage with their communities.

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Topics: community service, spring break, volunteer ideas, community service ideas, spring break community service ideas, service ideas, student service

Preparing Today’s Students for the Future

Posted by x2VOL on Feb 6, 2023 2:03:19 PM

Today's high school students are the future of our workforce. Before long they will be in college or starting full-time jobs of their own. But how are today's students preparing for their futures? What will the workforce look like when these students move on to the next stage of their lives?

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Topics: college acceptance, college prep, college preparation, edtech, career readiness, work-based learning, CTE, internship tracking, wbl

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

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