Finding an alternative
Contrary to popular opinion, volunteering does not pertain to religious and academic activities only. It is an extracurricular activity that you can be involved while studying in a tertiary institution –or awaiting admission.
There are severable available options for volunteering that range from corporate events to non-formal. While most are unpaid jobs, some actually offer payment for your services which may be in cash or products/gift bags.
Basically, Volunteering provides you with the opportunity to set up networks and interpersonal relationships (connections) that will prove beneficial in your career.
Check out some available volunteer positions and apply for the most suitable to your personality or career choice.