Sachem High School East
177 Granny Road,
Farmingville, N.Y. 11738
Principal: Mr. L. Antonetti
Assistant Principals: Dr. J. Galligan, Mrs. L. Johnson and Mr. A. Larson
Phone: (631) 716-8200
The mission of the Sachem High School East community is to educate and graduate young adults who achieve personal excellence through the principles of respect, recognition, responsibility, opportunity, belonging, and security.
Freshman Orientation August 24th at 9 am
Make up Freshman Orientation August 30th at 9 am
10 Reasons to Volunteer This Summer
1. Make a difference.
Volunteering is about giving back. With a team of like-minded people by
your side, you’ll get the chance to be a part of something bigger than
yourself: to immerse yourself in different experiences, to instigate
change at a grassroots level and along the way, to gain new perspective.
2. Change a life.
We believe the most beneficial thing we can do is to give people
opportunities, not handouts. With us, you will lay the foundations of
durable change and improvement in the lives of the communities you work
3. Give back to the causes most meaningful to you.
Pick your volunteer work based on what inspires you most. Whether it’s
animal conservation, primary education, or construction work, you will
create positive change in the world.
4. Gain a new perspective.
As the saying goes, “life begins at the end of your comfort-zone”. We
come from extremely privileged countries in terms of both opportunities
and amenities, and often do not realize the hardships others endure. You
will be amazed how much you can take away from a summer volunteer
experience and how it allows you to see the world in a different way.
5. Make a real connection.
Volunteering means you’ll have the chance to work alongside people from all over the country and make life-long friendships!
6. Real-world experience.
Releasing baby turtles, teaching English in underprivileged primary
schools, laying foundations and building houses, preparing lunch for up
to 100 children, cleaning crocodile enclosures, refurbishing classrooms,
making enrichment toys for elephants… talk about real-world experience!
You will bring home skills you never even knew existed!
7. Learn new skills.
Volunteering abroad is eye-opening, and the perfect opportunity to
challenge yourself: you’ll learn to problem-solve, work with a team, be
resourceful and adapt to life in an unfamiliar environment. These are
skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life, no matter what
field of work you chose.
8. Boost your resume for college applications.
As a general rule, recruiters look out for people with community
involvement. It helps to create a positive impression, makes you more
innovative, creative and gives you a range of useful skills. More
importantly, college recruiters look at community involvement from
students as a demonstration of leadership.
9. It's fun!
Volunteer work can be demanding, but it’s also a whole lot of fun!
10. Start Today: https://www.volunteernewyork.org/