A track record of volunteerism can provide proof of an individual's commitment to serving the community. Thus, for pre-health professions students, who are preparing for careers through which they will be able to serve the medical needs of others, having consistent involvement in volunteer activities can be of great importance. The impact of exhibiting community service on an application to a health professions program, though, will depend on how well a student can communicate what was learned from volunteer experiences and how those experiences were personally meaningful. The downloadable PDF below provides some suggestions for a variety of possible volunteer sites in Texas. Be sure to visit the websites of each of the organizations that interest you for more information on the specific requirements for becoming a volunteer.
You can use the Volunteer Worksheet to track your activity.