One of the best ways to give back is through service. By my definition, service is taking time out of your own schedule and giving it somewhere else in order to create a positive impact/influence.
The majority of the organizations at Longwood require service hours and Longwood does their best to provide many opportunities where you can obtain those hours. In my sorority, Sigma Kappa, we volunteer multiple times throughout the semesters. In different groups we go to the nursing home in Keysville and play Bingo on Sundays, we also clean up a portion on the highway every weekend as well. Our national philanthropy is Alzheimer’s Awareness and as an organization we host Farmville’s annual Alzheimer’s Walk every Fall.
I believe service is one of the best ways to benefit your community. There are so many service projects out there that there is one for everyone’s interest.