By Christina Isbell, Keep Haskell Beautiful
Reasons for volunteering are almost endless. Probably the best reason of all is to help others by making a difference and giving back to the community. A great time to start making a difference in your community is at a young age.
This is why Keep Haskell Beautiful is offering a $500.00 scholarship(s) to a graduating student enrolled in a Haskell County school. Requirements to be eligible for the scholarship are 15 hours of community service during the student’s Junior and/or Senior year. Hours of community service must be documented with a signature. Volunteer hours with Keep Haskell Beautiful will be weighted more than other community service hours. This scholarship can be given to students planning to attend a College, Technological, or Vocational school. Scholarship applications are available in all Haskell County Schools and online by clicking here and are due May 1, 2017.
Community service projects open many doors. They benefit both college and professional resumes. Many college applications require you to have some type of community service. It also sets you up for additional scholarships and programs. Employers also look favorably upon volunteer experience and understand the skill-set it brings to the workplace.
You are not only giving back to your community while volunteering, but you are also learning new skills and sharpening old ones. You are honing your communication skills, developing leadership, learning teamwork, and time management skills.
Whether you want to do your part or make your mark, there are many great reasons to volunteer. And those that benefit from your help will just be happy you did it, no matter the reason. Please watch KHB Facebook page for more information on when community service opportunities are available.