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Volunteering and Community Service

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By volunteering you can help serve your community, gain experience and maybe even win scholarships. There is nothing more fulfilling than helping others in need.

FastWeb and VolunteerMatch are providing a volunteer matching service that matches prospective volunteers with more than 50,000 active volunteer openings in 28 different interest areas, including children and youth, disaster relief and crisis support. There is also a special subsection called "Green Volunteers" for 3,000 volunteering opportunities with a positive impact on the environment. The service is available to students, parents and educators (including financial aid administrators and guidance counselors).

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The Public Service Loan Forgiveness program provides for forgiveness of federal education loans after ten years of full-time employment in public service. The borrower must make 120 payments while the loans are in the direct loan program and while employed in public service. At the end of the ten-year period, any remaining outstanding principal and interest is forgiven. The benefit is maximized when the borrower repays the loans under the income-contingent or income-based repayment plans. This forgiveness program is best for borrowers with high debt and low income.

There are also many scholarships for volunteering and community service.

 

 
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