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Philanthropy vs. Service/Volunteering

Philanthropy vs. Community Service 

Philanthropy and Community Service are very different activities.


The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations.

Community Service (Volunteer)

A person who performs a service willingly and without pay.

Service Opportunities:

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Track Your Service Hours 

Check with Service and Engagement for exact procedures. Don’t forget to keep philanthropy giving hours and fundraising hours separate.