70% of admissions officers surveyed valued consistent local volunteering over a long period rather than a short stint abroad. Admissions officers' like to see words like "Commitment" and "Passion" most when applicants describe their community services. DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. *2010 DoSomething.org Community Services and College Admissions Study
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