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Author: Kimberly Jimenez

Kimberly Jimenez is a student in her final year of undergraduate study at Northwestern University, where she majors in Economics and Global Health Studies. Kimberly is also the founder of tipstricksandtea.com, a resource for young adults that offers guidance and an online course about organizing the college applications process.

Posted Dec. 7, 2020, 9 a.m. by Kimberly Jimenez | View Comments

If you’re reading this, it’s pretty likely that you’ve had some sort of experience with volunteering. You may have volunteered through your school, church, extracurricular activities, or even just for fun – volunteering opportunities are everywhere! However, it’s important to distinguish between volunteering that truly helps those you are supporting and volunteering that actually creates a greater burden on those in need. In this week’s post, I’ll guide you through making that distinction and offer some examples of sustainable ways to get involved with volunteering locally, nationally, and internationally. Why Is It Important to Volunteer? Volunteering is undoubtedly important and ...