Volunteering is extremely common in the United States. In fact, many American high schools, both public and private, require students to perform a certain number of community service hours before graduation. This custom gets young people out in their communities, contributing time and talent to help others. Your level of service in high school sends a message to colleges that you will also be a generous, thoughtful, and giving member of their campus family.
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