IRVINE — Hundreds of students at University High School have signed up to volunteer in the community, whether it's helping out at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Assn or KidWorks in Santa Ana.
At a special fair earlier in the week at the high school, at least a dozen charitable organizations set up booths, giving students a chance to learn more about who they were and how they could lend a helping hand in the surrounding communities. Four hundred students signed up to volunteer in less than 40 minutes.
"We have a lot of students here who want to donate their time and effort, but they just don't know how to go about doing it," said Morgan Evertz, 17, the high school's Associated Student Body project commissioner. "Rather than trying to bring the students out to the community, we brought the groups here. That way, students could see what's out there and what exactly they're interested in."