Green River College International Programs

Why Volunteer

Photo of Green River College international students volunteer at the local food bank

Volunteering is a great way to help others. It has a positive effect on your community and it's good for you too. Many students volunteer at Green River because:

  • It's fun!
  • You meet new and interesting people
  • You feel part of the community
  • You gain valuable life experiences and skills
  • It shows colleges and universities that you're committed
  • It looks great on your resume and will help you when transferring to a four-year university and when applying for scholarships
  • You can make a difference

Before you volunteer

To get the most out of your volunteer experience, ask yourself these questions before committing to an organization.

  • How much time do I have to commit?
  • What have I done in the past that I've enjoyed?
  • What do I want to do as a volunteer - and what would I rule out doing?
  • What talent or skills can I offer?
  • What kinds of people do I want to work with?
  • What would I like to learn from volunteering?

Thanh Tran

Country: Vietnam

"I had a great time at the Santa Parade event. I have to say it is one of the greatest events I have ever joined. I made new friends who are studying at Green River and at other schools. It also gave me a chance to do something I have never tried before, specifically face painting. I would love to join this event again if there is a next time. I really loved this event!"

How to get involved

Organizations everywhere are looking for volunteers.