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  • Hello. My name is Arkeisha Keller and my powerpoint is over an educational issue. I chose the topic why volunteering is important. This picture represents one of the student volunteers that helped out on plant a garden day.
  • Volunteering promotes learning through active participation, extends beyond the classroom and improves the community. Thus this is the reason why we should volunteer, because it is a great cause.
  • Most of the time we volunteer because its required, but true volunteering is when you do it out of the goodness of your heart.
  • Many options available to you. You have to find a volunteer opportunity that fits your personality, consider areas of interest in which you are most passionate.
  • This is a list of just a few of the different places that you can volunteer and get involved.
  • These are picture samples of myself in one, helping out at the Big Sisters Big Brothers club, and another photo of students helping cleaning up their community.
  • Volunteering can have a lot of good outcomes not only benefiting the people you had help, but yourself as well.
  • Volunteering helps impact students community awareness, making them become more involved and active. Students that volunteer know more about job opportunities and open their eyes on diversity.
  • Many students do not ever think about “what if” they did not have something. Volunteer makes you not take granted the little things in our own lives, because it might mean a lot to someone else in their life.
  • :More than 80% of mentees have shown improved self-esteem confidences, ability to express feelings and make decisions (Henry). :More than 70% of mentees have shown improved academic performance, attitude, school preparedness, class participation, and classroom behavior (Henry).
  • I know that all the schools in my district have made it mandatory for students to volunteer and have even set up field-trips so that elementary students will get involved a long with their parents as well.
  • Nationwide, school legislative offices are making it so that all high schools and colleges volunteer.
  • You can enjoy volunteering. You meet people from different backgrounds. Do some type of volunteer service that you are interested in, and trust me. It will be a memory that you keep with you forever.
  • Visit the organization in which you are interested in before you make a commitment. Make sure it fits you. Be realistic about how many hrs you are able to volunteer, remembering school comes first. Show up on time and don’t skip scheduled days.
  • This is a group of students that I worked with and the other picture is the Houghton-Jones neighborhood association, a group where students can join and volunteer through out the city. This concludes my presentation. Are there any questions?
  • This is my references and sources where I found all my information and pictures from.

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  • 1. Why Is Volunteering Important?
    • Created by: Arkeisha B. Keller
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  • 2. Purpose for Volunteering
    • Volunteering exposes students to new career possibilities, encourages them to think sympathetically about others, and thus improves their character and social behavior (Cawthorn).
  • 3. What is Volunteering?
    • A person who undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service.
    • Volunteering is the practice of people working on the behalf of others without being motivated by financial or material gain.
  • 4. Reasons to Volunteer
    • Help others and give back to your community.
    • Find a possible career path.
    • Learn about yourself.
    • Acquire valuable work experience..
    • Meet new people and form social/business contacts.
    • Build self-esteem and confidence.
    • Share your talents.
    • Have fun.
  • 5. Ways to Volunteer
    • Animal shelters or veterinary offices.
    • Environmental organizations.
    • Food banks.
    • Homeless shelters.
    • Libraries
    • Nursing homes or senior citizen centers
    • Political campaigns
    • Schools.
    • Hospitals
  • 6. Get Involved!
    • Schools
    • Environmental organizations
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  • 7. Advantages In Volunteering
    • Personally and professionally rewarding.
    • Positive role model
    • Help people in need
    • Makes a difference in the world
    • Meeting life-long friends
    • Learn and demonstrate leadership skills
    • Public recognition
    • Job opportunities
  • 8. How Volunteering Impact K-12 Education?
    • Provides each student with the opportunity to see first hand the types of:
    • Services
    • Agencies
    • And experience
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  • 9. How Volunteering Help Save Lives?
    • Provides food
    • Shelter
    • Clothing
    • Mentors
    • Money
    • Support
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  • 10. Facts about volunteering
    • More than 80% improved self-esteem confidences (Henry).
    • More than 70% improved academic performance (Henry).
  • 11. What is being done to address the issue of volunteering?
    • High schools are requiring students to complete a minimum of 60 hours.
    • Universities are requiring students to complete a minimum of 100 hours (CMU).
  • 12. What legislative efforts are being made?
    • All universities have made volunteering mandatory in order to graduate.
    • Mostly all high schools required volunteer hours before they can receive their diploma
    • Employers are hiring more employees based on their community involvement.
  • 13. Volunteering is FUN! kelle2ab
  • 14. Tips for Volunteering
    • Visit the organization
    • Duties involved
    • How many hours you can do
    • Be responsible
    • Have a positive attitude
  • 15. Remember!
    • When you volunteer you helped change some one’s life for the better. So Get Involved and become active!
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  • 16. References
    • Leege, Lissa. Cawthorn, Michelle. “Environmental Service Learning: Relevant, Rewarding, and Responsible.” J Coll Sci Teach 37 no6 (2008): 32-36.
    • Henry, Leon. “School-Based Mentoring: Big Brothers Big Sisters.” Educ Dig 74 no5 (2009): 45-46.
    • Bachelor of Social Work Program & Volunteering. Dept. Central Michigan University. March 2008 http://www.chsbs.cmich.edu/social_work/volunteering.html .
    • Author Unknown. “Volunteering in your Community.” eCampus Tours. 8 January 2008. http://www.ecampustours.com/campuslife/extracurricularactivity/volunteeringinyourcommunity.htm .
    • Microsoft Office Word 97-2002
    • Keller, Arkeisha. Flickr Pictures. 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/44147711@N03/ .