Volunteering is an excellent way to get involved in your community and to help others.  Giving just a few hours a month to volunteer will look great on your résumé.  Potential employers will view your community service as positive and demonstrates productive use of your spare time.  College recruiters seek applicants who are in good academic standing, but also favor students who volunteer throughout their high school years.

United way of Atlantic County is connected with many agencies in the Atlantic City and Atlantic County areas.  If you are interested in volunteering, visit the site http://www.unitedwayac.org/Volunteer_Center.php and click on the “volunteer” button.  Before you volunteer, you should consider how much time you have to give, how you will get to the site location and your interests.   Volunteers are needed at many locations such as the Animal Shelter or Sister Jean’s Kitchen, but the list is extensive.  Discuss your desire to volunteer with your parent/guardian then search the site for an agency that matches your interests.

If you are thinking about choosing a career in the medical profession, consider becoming a Junior Volunteer at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.  The summer program is open to high school students.  For more information, contact Cigi Serrano, AtlantiCare Volunteer Services, (609) 652-3499

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