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Community Service as a Graduation Requirement
Jasmine Santos
Mrs. Shafer
IU English
19 December 2011
Community Service as a Graduation Requirement A wise person once said, "If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path." This
particular quote has helped me realize that not enough teenagers are helping their community become a more desirable place to live. Implementing
community service into the senior project outline as a requirement would ultimately benefit the students and the community. Not only will the students
become more aware of the activities that occur in their community, but they will also have a greater sense of self. Each student has his own reason for
volunteering. Many volunteer for the joy of helping others, and some volunteer to seek...show more content...
What is not understood is the difference between offering assistance, and creating a co–dependent relationship (___). Instead of pushing someone
everyday to change their life around, one can give something small and still make a big difference. Community service gives support and relieves the
negative energy directed to the less fortunate from society, while attempting to develop better habits for a better life. The process of transforming an
unknown human being into a person with importance is time consuming. "The time it takes to help someone else in a small way is not wasted when it
improves someone else's well–being" (Brannagan). Once the volunteer feels as though he has improved the life of another person and there is
evidence to show that the other person is no longer living in disadvantaged conditions, then the frequency of giving and the amount given from the
volunteer is increased. To witness the improvement is a priceless matter and should give the volunteer the feeling of unconditional giving. Making a
difference in someone's life gives personal satisfaction and helps teens develop a better appreciation for the little things in life (Keeler). Community
service is the voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area. It should never be mistaken with a paid job or a guaranteed career. Volunteers
can help communities save money by allowing them to spend the money on local improvements rather than using the funds to
Get more content on HelpWriting.net
Why I Need Community Service
Imagine struggling to afford the 'mandatory' three meals you're supposed to consume a day. It would be hard and stressful right? I met over one
hundred hungry people that have to feel this emotion every day of their life, struggling to provide enough food to make a meal, fulfill their hunger, and
stay healthy. On October 17th my senior year of high school I volunteered at a place called "Broad Street Ministry" a Christian based community
church. They have many community service opportunities that you can get involved with. I helped with feeding the homeless or those who cannot
afford to eat. A teacher at my high school introduced me to this opportunity and I took away a lot of memories I will cherish with this event.
On October 17th myself and five other students loaded a van with our health teacher and headed off to Philadelphia. Personally, I volunteered with
this event just for community service hours at first but after I left the event I walked away with more than just some hours that I could write on
paper, I walked away with life lessons and a heavy heart. We got off the bus at our destination around 9:00 AM to help set up the equipment we
were using for the day. As we set everything up I thought that we overdid it because we many tables pushed together forming a long line each table
full of food followed by coolers of soda and water. After we got done setting up we had a brief meeting with a head leader of the Broad Street
Ministry simply thanking us and giving us a run down of the day. I didn't think the event would last too long and no way there would be that many
people coming to get food. I put on the mandatory clothing items we had to wear and got in my place to help out. Noon is when everything started
and people started forming a line with plates in hand. More and more people got in the line and eventually we opened everything up to start
serving people. By the time we started serving there had to be at least 100 people in line, I have only ever saw this happen on TV or in magazines,
never personally. There was such a diverse group of people that came to this event. I noticed the way each persons face lit up when they filled their
plate with what they were served, even if they did
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Essay Community Service Project Reflection
The thought of community service was a bore to me before I began my volunteer work. I dreaded starting my community service although I knew I
had to do it. Where I earned my hours did not even matter to me. I just wanted to get it over with. To my surprise it was not what I expected.
Community service was not a painful experience; it was a very enjoyable and beneficial experience.
I performed my community service with Habitat for Humanity. The non‐profit organization chooses the applicant that purchases the house and
Habitat only charges them the cost of the materials. Almost every worker is a volunteer so Habitat for Humanity does not have to pay a high amount of
wages. I felt good about myself being one of those volunteers. The future...show more content...
We shared many laughs and stories while we worked. It was satisfying to help improve these people's lives.
I took pleasure in how much I learned at Habitat for Humanity. We were doing construction so many tools were involved. On my first day I was
unaware of the names of most tools. Learning the names and functions of each tool was exciting. Being a male, I felt more confident knowing these
things. Construction involves math and clever thinking as well. On my first day I just watched as the processes took place. Eventually, I was helping
make the decisions. I even helped a volunteer build a fence and make precise measurements. The education about construction will benefit me for the
rest of my life.
The amount of respect I earned was an incomparable benefit that I received from community service. Oil companies volunteered their employees on
Saturdays and I spoke with all of them. They recognized my enrollment and scholarship achievements. Some of them see me and recognize me
around town and they ask about how my goals are going. I met people who made a huge positive impact on my life. Employees without a college
education worked full time at Habitat for Humanity, and I realized what I do not want to do with my life. During lunch breaks I spoke with the
supervisor, Alynda Best, and she explained to me the significance of hard work in college. Most importantly, I met the lady who made this opportunity
possible for me and she
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My Involvement On The Community Service Essay
Activism Project To discuss my involvement in the various communities, I will start off by explaining how my involvement impacted me innumerable
ways. Furthermore, the community service that I was involved in deals with the social problem of poverty and class inequality. This issue is something
that a vast majority of Americans is always facing all the time. Correspondingly, this issue often correlates with constant discrimination that is
happening towards the minorities especially African Americans and Hispanics. That is the reason why activist constantly tries to deal with this issue by
conveying their message through various methods. The organization that I was involved in is the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This organization,
along with other organization to distribute millions of foods across to metro Atlanta and north Georgia. The Atlanta Community Food Bank also
delivers several foods and other critical information that contains various resources to help people who are low–income earners. For example, "the
agencies that receive the stuff is constantly being provided by the Atlanta Community Food Bank is food pantries, community kitchen, childcare
centers, and senior citizens" (Atlanta Community Food Bank). These are the agency that the Atlanta Community Food Bank most commonly provides.
However, that is not the only thing that the Atlanta Community Food Bank does; this organization also tries to educate and engage with people who
are in
Get more content on HelpWriting.net
Essay on The Importance of Community
Community is very important and has many factors like kinship, unity, and identity. Community helps society because it creates solutions, provides
security and reveals dedication. It discovers truthfulness. Communities are part of everyday life and have positive affects on its members.
Communities can be found everywhere and can be created anywhere. You may be unaware of it, but you are part of acommunity not only based on
your location, but also based on your lifestyle, your religion, your heritage, your education, or your abilities. As Hewitt once said, "Community
provides a psychological world and a place of identification for its members." Identifying yourself with a particular community may be easier than it
...show more content...
Observing others' behaviors lets one realize and understand more about different types and kinds of people. Seeing how certain groups or communities
act or react to situations lets us see more perspective and hopefully appreciate their point of view. It is important to be part of communities for much of
the same reason. When you are part of a group, you understand and compromise with the other members of the group. Discussing issues involving the
community helps to lead to solutions. Talking things through with other members improves social skills as well as relationships. Knowing how people
feel about certain issues let you know more about that person, and in turn, you learn more about yourself. Hearing what other people have to say may
sway your own opinions about something. For example, maybe you are part of a church you thought you really believed in, but hearing the discussions
at the church meetings you start to think that you do not belong in this community. Though that specific church may be the right place for many, you
learn that you need a new church community. Churches are communities because the members are unified in their common beliefs. These communities
are like families because the members support and help each other religiously and they feel secure. Being a sound part of a community, you should
continuously learn more and more about yourself. As a member of a club, taking part in meetings and activities let you learn
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Essay On Community Service Hours
Should high school students have to complete community service hours to graduate?
Goal or Thesis
2007, WA high schools to make community service compulsory
The Western Australian Government is introducing a compulsory program which will force all high school students to completecommunity service
work in order to graduate.
The program will require students in years 10, 11 and 12 to do at least 20 hours of community service.
Partnerships between schools and community service organisations will be central to the success of this program.
Community service provides opportunities for young people to develop the values, skills and understandings needed to contribute to civic wellbeing. It
will enable students to address many general...show more content...
Activities that benefit the school environment or other students such as an art project, tree planting, recycling, gardening and other maintenance
activities; or filling a support role at a school sporting, cultural or fundraising event.
Activities undertaken following skills development or leadership programs such as peer mentoring or first aid duty in a school playground at recess or
lunchtime.
Activities that benefit the community such as helping to mind lost children at the Royal Show or manning a drinks station for a charity fun run.
Work for non–profit organisations in areas such as aged–care, animal welfare, childcare, culture, education, health, disability services, refugee support
or environmental sustainability.
Participation in citizenship or leadership service activities such as youth advisory councils or youth parliament or ANZAC Day services.

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Community Service As A Graduation Requirement

  • 1. Community Service as a Graduation Requirement Jasmine Santos Mrs. Shafer IU English 19 December 2011 Community Service as a Graduation Requirement A wise person once said, "If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path." This particular quote has helped me realize that not enough teenagers are helping their community become a more desirable place to live. Implementing community service into the senior project outline as a requirement would ultimately benefit the students and the community. Not only will the students become more aware of the activities that occur in their community, but they will also have a greater sense of self. Each student has his own reason for volunteering. Many volunteer for the joy of helping others, and some volunteer to seek...show more content... What is not understood is the difference between offering assistance, and creating a co–dependent relationship (___). Instead of pushing someone everyday to change their life around, one can give something small and still make a big difference. Community service gives support and relieves the negative energy directed to the less fortunate from society, while attempting to develop better habits for a better life. The process of transforming an unknown human being into a person with importance is time consuming. "The time it takes to help someone else in a small way is not wasted when it improves someone else's well–being" (Brannagan). Once the volunteer feels as though he has improved the life of another person and there is evidence to show that the other person is no longer living in disadvantaged conditions, then the frequency of giving and the amount given from the volunteer is increased. To witness the improvement is a priceless matter and should give the volunteer the feeling of unconditional giving. Making a difference in someone's life gives personal satisfaction and helps teens develop a better appreciation for the little things in life (Keeler). Community service is the voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area. It should never be mistaken with a paid job or a guaranteed career. Volunteers can help communities save money by allowing them to spend the money on local improvements rather than using the funds to Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 2. Why I Need Community Service Imagine struggling to afford the 'mandatory' three meals you're supposed to consume a day. It would be hard and stressful right? I met over one hundred hungry people that have to feel this emotion every day of their life, struggling to provide enough food to make a meal, fulfill their hunger, and stay healthy. On October 17th my senior year of high school I volunteered at a place called "Broad Street Ministry" a Christian based community church. They have many community service opportunities that you can get involved with. I helped with feeding the homeless or those who cannot afford to eat. A teacher at my high school introduced me to this opportunity and I took away a lot of memories I will cherish with this event. On October 17th myself and five other students loaded a van with our health teacher and headed off to Philadelphia. Personally, I volunteered with this event just for community service hours at first but after I left the event I walked away with more than just some hours that I could write on paper, I walked away with life lessons and a heavy heart. We got off the bus at our destination around 9:00 AM to help set up the equipment we were using for the day. As we set everything up I thought that we overdid it because we many tables pushed together forming a long line each table full of food followed by coolers of soda and water. After we got done setting up we had a brief meeting with a head leader of the Broad Street Ministry simply thanking us and giving us a run down of the day. I didn't think the event would last too long and no way there would be that many people coming to get food. I put on the mandatory clothing items we had to wear and got in my place to help out. Noon is when everything started and people started forming a line with plates in hand. More and more people got in the line and eventually we opened everything up to start serving people. By the time we started serving there had to be at least 100 people in line, I have only ever saw this happen on TV or in magazines, never personally. There was such a diverse group of people that came to this event. I noticed the way each persons face lit up when they filled their plate with what they were served, even if they did Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 3. Essay Community Service Project Reflection The thought of community service was a bore to me before I began my volunteer work. I dreaded starting my community service although I knew I had to do it. Where I earned my hours did not even matter to me. I just wanted to get it over with. To my surprise it was not what I expected. Community service was not a painful experience; it was a very enjoyable and beneficial experience. I performed my community service with Habitat for Humanity. The non‐profit organization chooses the applicant that purchases the house and Habitat only charges them the cost of the materials. Almost every worker is a volunteer so Habitat for Humanity does not have to pay a high amount of wages. I felt good about myself being one of those volunteers. The future...show more content... We shared many laughs and stories while we worked. It was satisfying to help improve these people's lives. I took pleasure in how much I learned at Habitat for Humanity. We were doing construction so many tools were involved. On my first day I was unaware of the names of most tools. Learning the names and functions of each tool was exciting. Being a male, I felt more confident knowing these things. Construction involves math and clever thinking as well. On my first day I just watched as the processes took place. Eventually, I was helping make the decisions. I even helped a volunteer build a fence and make precise measurements. The education about construction will benefit me for the rest of my life. The amount of respect I earned was an incomparable benefit that I received from community service. Oil companies volunteered their employees on Saturdays and I spoke with all of them. They recognized my enrollment and scholarship achievements. Some of them see me and recognize me around town and they ask about how my goals are going. I met people who made a huge positive impact on my life. Employees without a college education worked full time at Habitat for Humanity, and I realized what I do not want to do with my life. During lunch breaks I spoke with the supervisor, Alynda Best, and she explained to me the significance of hard work in college. Most importantly, I met the lady who made this opportunity possible for me and she Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 4. My Involvement On The Community Service Essay Activism Project To discuss my involvement in the various communities, I will start off by explaining how my involvement impacted me innumerable ways. Furthermore, the community service that I was involved in deals with the social problem of poverty and class inequality. This issue is something that a vast majority of Americans is always facing all the time. Correspondingly, this issue often correlates with constant discrimination that is happening towards the minorities especially African Americans and Hispanics. That is the reason why activist constantly tries to deal with this issue by conveying their message through various methods. The organization that I was involved in is the Atlanta Community Food Bank. This organization, along with other organization to distribute millions of foods across to metro Atlanta and north Georgia. The Atlanta Community Food Bank also delivers several foods and other critical information that contains various resources to help people who are low–income earners. For example, "the agencies that receive the stuff is constantly being provided by the Atlanta Community Food Bank is food pantries, community kitchen, childcare centers, and senior citizens" (Atlanta Community Food Bank). These are the agency that the Atlanta Community Food Bank most commonly provides. However, that is not the only thing that the Atlanta Community Food Bank does; this organization also tries to educate and engage with people who are in Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 5. Essay on The Importance of Community Community is very important and has many factors like kinship, unity, and identity. Community helps society because it creates solutions, provides security and reveals dedication. It discovers truthfulness. Communities are part of everyday life and have positive affects on its members. Communities can be found everywhere and can be created anywhere. You may be unaware of it, but you are part of acommunity not only based on your location, but also based on your lifestyle, your religion, your heritage, your education, or your abilities. As Hewitt once said, "Community provides a psychological world and a place of identification for its members." Identifying yourself with a particular community may be easier than it ...show more content... Observing others' behaviors lets one realize and understand more about different types and kinds of people. Seeing how certain groups or communities act or react to situations lets us see more perspective and hopefully appreciate their point of view. It is important to be part of communities for much of the same reason. When you are part of a group, you understand and compromise with the other members of the group. Discussing issues involving the community helps to lead to solutions. Talking things through with other members improves social skills as well as relationships. Knowing how people feel about certain issues let you know more about that person, and in turn, you learn more about yourself. Hearing what other people have to say may sway your own opinions about something. For example, maybe you are part of a church you thought you really believed in, but hearing the discussions at the church meetings you start to think that you do not belong in this community. Though that specific church may be the right place for many, you learn that you need a new church community. Churches are communities because the members are unified in their common beliefs. These communities are like families because the members support and help each other religiously and they feel secure. Being a sound part of a community, you should continuously learn more and more about yourself. As a member of a club, taking part in meetings and activities let you learn Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 6. Essay On Community Service Hours Should high school students have to complete community service hours to graduate? Goal or Thesis 2007, WA high schools to make community service compulsory The Western Australian Government is introducing a compulsory program which will force all high school students to completecommunity service work in order to graduate. The program will require students in years 10, 11 and 12 to do at least 20 hours of community service. Partnerships between schools and community service organisations will be central to the success of this program. Community service provides opportunities for young people to develop the values, skills and understandings needed to contribute to civic wellbeing. It will enable students to address many general...show more content... Activities that benefit the school environment or other students such as an art project, tree planting, recycling, gardening and other maintenance activities; or filling a support role at a school sporting, cultural or fundraising event. Activities undertaken following skills development or leadership programs such as peer mentoring or first aid duty in a school playground at recess or lunchtime. Activities that benefit the community such as helping to mind lost children at the Royal Show or manning a drinks station for a charity fun run. Work for non–profit organisations in areas such as aged–care, animal welfare, childcare, culture, education, health, disability services, refugee support or environmental sustainability. Participation in citizenship or leadership service activities such as youth advisory councils or youth parliament or ANZAC Day services.
  • 7. Home–based service given by young carers who have significant responsibility for aged, young, disabled or ill family members. 1–2 What does not count as community service Social and personal development activities that involve learning new skills or practising and/or developing existing skills through membership of a sporting, cultural or other kind of club or organisation such as playing in a band, singing in a choir, belonging to a football, drama, surf or judo Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 8. Persuasive Essay On Community Service In today's world children are encouraged to volunteer from an early age. I graduated High School in 2010, and I remember being told that I needed 160 hours of community service or I won't have the privilege to walk across the stage to receive my High School Diploma. My youngest sibling who is a junior in High School, she has over 2500 hours of community service. This is new comparing to people who graduated in the 1970's. For the Millennial, community service or volunteering is simply a way of life. After having to do plenty of hours as a requirement, they are more likely to do it over and over and over again. As a student–athlete in college, we still were required to give 75 hours of community service each year. After a while it becomes a habit of helping out for the sake of humanity. They want to be part of the change instead of watching from distance. Despite my busy schedule working a full time job, building a business, going to school and running a soccer club; I still find times to volunteer as a mentor to ESL students in my old high school. (Pharoah, 2015) is stating that this generation is entering the workplace today but they are tomorrow's donor. And due to all the things they have experienced from "harsh economic, environmental and political fallout from 9/11; it is a generation more critical of employers and charities, and more willing to get involved". To support her thesis, the author also presented the result of a recent study that found 53% of under 35s want Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 9. Essay On Importance Of Community Service Importance of Community Service Community service is an important component of a business's social responsibility. Everyone belongs to a community, and it is our moral obligation to help those who cannot take care of themselves. Providing these citizens with food, medical assistance, clothing, and shelter helps keep the community safe and healthy. In addition, people will be less likely to commit crimes in order to gain basic necessities if they are offered help instead. By giving back to the communities they are located in, businesses can improve their image and gain the respect of local citizens. Therefore, community service can be a very profitable business venture. People can develop several important business skills through community service, such as teamwork, leadership, communication, and problem solving. Community service can also be an excellent way for individuals to network with others and discover new business opportunities. Organization Organization's Name The name of the organization I volunteered for was The Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina. Organization's Mission The organization's mission is "to help foster agricultural education and practices, and examine agriculture's impact on our state's economy and culture: past, present and future." The museum's indoor and outdoor educational areas display historic agricultural artifacts and practices along with current, sustainable agriculture in South Carolina.1 Organization's Constituency The Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 10. Community Service Scholarship Essay As a student, I have demonstrated many works of service to my community and school. Service opportunities have shaped me into the person I am today and these projects have made me realize how fortunate I am for all that I have. While I've been doing these service projects through the years, it has been a pleasure seeing the joy on the faces of people that aren't as fortunate as I am. Service projects that I have completed include managing the fish booth at the St. Leo's Parish Festival, being an altar server at St. Leo's Parish, helping cook dinner for the Ridgway Fire Department during carnival day setup, participating in the St. Marys Light Up Night by dancing, and Christmas caroling to local residents. I also participated in a zombie /princess Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 11. Community Service Personal Statement Growing up as a Vietnamese–American, my family emphasized the Confucian values of familial and communal support. This, coupled with the suburban setting I grew up in, instilled in me the value of community service. I desire to use my skills and knowledge to help those around me. As a physician, I plan to use my medical training to service my community, practicing within it as well as serving as a volunteer to treat underprivileged individuals. Furthermore, I seek out positions where I can work with different ethnic populations. I am a first–generation American and I recognize the difficulties minorities and immigrants have. By volunteering in these settings, I have become more aware of the diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds that Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 12. Argumentative Essay On Community Service Community service is beneficial for personal and academic purposes, it helps to develop sense of social responsibility and increases "social connections" also community service help to improve the individual communication skills "Community service learning offers a unique and rewarding way for business students to reinforce communication capabilities while developing lifelong career and social skill (Mary L. Tucker et al. 1998) (Anne M. McCarthy et al. 1998) (John A. Hoxmeier et al. 1998) (Margarita M. Lenk et al 1998)." As this author states community service help to develop skill that in some point are going to be useful, also research found that community service help individuals to see the world with a different perspective. ...show more content... Community Housing of Wyandotte County (CHWC) is a non–profit organization that build, rent and sell houses for lower prices, to families in need, their goal is to help people to achieve their dream of having a house or rent a house with affordable payments. CHWC not only provide houses but they also provide financial counseling and homebuyer assistance, that help individuals to get better understanding of the process that need to do in order to buy a house. The time I was there I felt so welcome by the staff and also it helped me to improve my communication skills since I was at the front desk receiving calls, interacting with the clients, making appointments to meet with the counselors and receiving the donations from different associations. I had a lot of good experiences at CHWC, one of the best experiences I had at CHWC was when a family finally get their house,I was the one who inform them that we had some goods news for them, as soon the family arrived the counselor speak to them and it was great seeing the face of those people, they were so happy about it. Another good experience was when a man came into the office with flowers and a cake for one of the counselors, he was so thankful because he was a first time homebuyer, and the counselor form CHWC helped him and oriented him, it was a great experience, I feel like CHWC gives a lot to the community. It was the Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 13. Essay on Community Service Community Service I have always been involved in groups that perform community service projects. In fact, I was recently elected to as VP of Public Relations of the Student MOVE group. We are a group of 12 individuals that are the advisory committee for all of the community service organizations on campus, but we organize many alternative activities and events. I even did a service learning project for my Spanish class last semester with Cynthia Wells. I attended the Spanish mass every Sunday, and I was a greeter. I learned their culture and rituals while still attending the usual Catholic Mass. Upon learning that I had to do a service learning project for Ethics class, I immediately began brainstorming ideas. I decided I...show more content... Our group was able to come up with many great ideas on how to help out the organizations. The Denver group also met with one of the creators of AWOL Libby Rau. Libby was an amazing BV student who graduated last spring. She came up with the idea of the AWOL program on the ride home from working in Sioux Falls on a weekend retreat with Maggie Baker. Libby is currently working for Ameri–Corp at a non–profit organization called Brent's Place. This was the place for children with cancer to stay while going through their treatments. Libby was a great role model for our group and really inspired a few individuals such as Sara Upah. I can recall Sara saying that she really wants to work for a non–profit organization. Girls Inc. is located in downtown Denver. It is a place where girls can go after school to spend time with dedicated workers, which will help the girls with homework and keep them busy after school. It is designed for girls of low–income families which cannot afford daycare service or do not want their children being home alone after school. Girls Inc. got a 2 million dollar donation to build a facility next to the existing one. We helped pack up hundreds of boxes of material to be moved. We cleaned out old libraries, played with the children, and even got a tour of the new facility. Urban farms of Denver is a non–profit group that allows low–income children actually spend a day on the farm! Most Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 14. Persuasive Essay On Community Service Every Sunday, I have the opportunity to help as a child care worker in my church's nursery; and every week, after spending just one hour watching over the kids so that their parents can go to service and not have to worry about their children, I remember exactly why I spend my free time helping others. The term "Noblesse Oblige" is why I choose to be involved in multiple childcare opportunities and community service clubs. I believe it is my job to make sure those who are less fortunate, or in need of aid, get the help they require and deserve. I take part in different aspects of community service because it helps better my community and makes me a stronger leader. For the past three years at Liberty High School, I have been a member of the Key Club community service organization. As a member of this club, I am able to help with different jobs around the community that help the people in our town specifically. For example, every first Wednesday of the month I go and help with a project called Snack Pack. During this time, about fifteen other kids and I prepare three weeks worth of food for seventeen high schoolers in our school district. These are kids that do not have enough money at home to always have food on their table. Snack Pack plays an important role in their lives because without it, they would not always eat. These kids deserve the chance to live their life and go to school without having to worry about whether or not the will eat dinner that night. That is why I value my role in this club so much, because I know what we do makes a difference. When the kids collect their food, they are able to relax a little more knowing that their family will be able to eat. Another aspect of Key Club that I take part in is Fairy Tale Forest, held at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary. Every year, the weekend before Halloween, I volunteer, with a handful of others from the club, to go and work at the children's fairy tale nature walk. The past two years I have been a runner. This means I do the odd little jobs, like run food and drinks around to the different characters that are working in the trail, that would otherwise be forgotten or not done at all. Although this is a small role, it is what helps make Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 15. A Passion For Community Service As a Bostonian myself, it would be such a heartwarming experience to help those in my hometown as I fulfill my passion for service. After speaking with several former Colgate fellows about the work they performed, I am certain that I would be able to make a difference in my home community. This fellowship piqued my interest because it focuses on helping the greater community through work at non–profit organizations that are open to multiple forms of involvement. My former leadership roles and work experience have allowed me to develop a dedication to service, communication skills, and experience in the healthcare setting. These qualities and skills have qualified me for a position at the Boston Rescue Mission, McLean–Franciscan Child and Adolescent Inpatient, or Boston Healthcare for the Homeless programs. My passion for service began during my high school career. During my time in the National Honor Society, we completed two major service projects, one of which was focused on providing clothing and toiletries for underprivileged veterans at the VA hospital in Jamaica Plains. After feeling extremely compelled to see this project through, I headed a subcommittee that focused on the creation of the care packages. I put in extra hours in order to...show more content... From what I learned from Emma Webb, I would be assisting patients in a slightly similar way to what I had been doing the past two summers. However, this internship would be far more advanced. Not only would I be preparing individuals for their medical appointments, but I would also be helping clients through detox as well as recovery after surgical procedures. I am certain that I will be able to use the skills that I learned in my past internship and my ability to learn new tasks quickly in order to successfully engage and comfort clients so that their experience at BHCHP is comfortable and Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 16. Persuasive Essay About Community Service Community service is something that as a Junior we have to do till senior year. Community service is when you volunteer to help a non profit organization or a non profit event. This is an unpaid position. There are many benefits to having teenagers do community service. One benefit is that teenagers are learning to be more responsible. If they fully commit to the position that they have agreed to do that shows the responsibility of the individual. They could be doing sports or watching tv but they choose to help a specific organization which proves their responsibility. Something I have always loved doing was working with animals. Cats, dogs, snakes,fish, rabbits, it doesn't matter I love them all. To be able to work in an environment with animals you have to learn to love them all. I personally never enjoyed small dogs but they eventually grew on me because I knew they needed just as much love and attention as the big dogs do. For my community service I chose to volunteer at the MSPCA at Nevins Farm. I was definitely very excited to be able to work with the animals. I specifically work with the dogs. I have learned so much about them. The MSPCA is a very important organization and they do a lot of great thing. But they have also done some bad. They help the community by taking in animals that someone decided they didn't want, couldn't have, or found as a stray. There are many reasons people give up there animals. These animals are pretty well taken care of. We feed them, almost all dogs get a walk 2–4 times per day. To these animals this is a big deal. Many of these animals have never seen what it means to be loved. Its very sad but true. The first time I went to the MSPCA I was very annoyed. I had to sit thru a 4 hour orientation and then I had to follow someone around for another 3 hours TWO weeks later before I could do anything. At this point I was extremely annoyed because I have walked dogs from 5 Pound puppies to 180 pound Cane corso's. I noticed that a lot of the volunteers had no idea how to actually care for a dog when I first showed up. There was so much stupid going on and so disorganized. Because I was new we can only walk specific dogs. There are levels 1–4. Level 1 is dogs that don't pull, Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 17. Persuasive Essay On Community Service I have been volunteering before I was old enough to know I was volunteering. As the youngest of four, I happily came along whenever my parents and siblings volunteered. But, community service is not just something I was taught to do; it is something I love to do. Today, I serve others in ways that are closer to my own heart. Serving people and animals "who don't have a voice" has been and always will be central to who I am. I spent this summer raising awareness and funds for foster children, and I am excited to use those funds this November to personally decorate and deliver new duffel bags with supplies to foster children in my area. Additionally, I have loved dedicating my time to a local animal rescue where I have participated in animal...show more content... Not always being accepted has taught me empathy for those that are judged for being different. I strive to live an authentic life, and I want to help those who feel marginalized and unwelcome. I recognize that it is not always easy to be different. As a part of the Virginia Tech community, I will value and embrace the diversity of my fellow Hokies. When I scheduled a tour at Virginia Tech, I already knew it was where I wanted to go, but there was more to learn about the school than I expected. While walking around the beautiful campus, the tour guide stopped at the War Memorial Court and briefly explained the Corps of Cadets. This was something I was compelled to learn more about. One of the most attractive and unique aspects of the program is the ability for Cadets to be immersed in a military environment while still enjoying the full range of opportunities a large public university provides. The Corps can offer me academic aid and advice, life coaching, valuable lessons from superiors and guest speakers, and camaraderie among peers. I would be honored to be a part of an organization that has trained so many service men and women for our nation's defense. I will be proud to show my respect for our country and honor those who have served through ceremonial events and military courtesies. The Cadet way of life will allow me to strengthen my skills in leadership, discipline, and Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 18. "Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."– Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just 'hours we need to be able to graduate' and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small–time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time. However, community service is the vital force to many communities since they depend on the service made by the volunteers...show more content... Volunteering in your community helps solve many dilemmas in your community that descend through the eyes of government and social agencies (Everything you ever wanted to know about volunteering). Discussing about volunteering to teenagers should be the first step for a better life, since teenagers are the future of tomorrow and they will leave a mark from yesterday. Volunteering has been such an important matter, that schools in many countries around the world established that 12th grade students will need certain hours of community service in order to graduate. But the frequent answers all the schools are getting are "Why do I need to volunteer? I have better things to do!" What people are forgetting is that each one of them is part of a community, a community that is not perfect and that the government sometimes forgets about their problems or needs, because obviously the government needs to take care of other things that require more attention. People are not only helping others, they are also helping themselves (Volunteering). Volunteering is not a new subject now, but people did not perceive it before because as time goes by, volunteering is becoming more and more popular since each year more people volunteer. Volunteering began around the early 19th century since America was experimenting with the Great Awakening. The Great Awakening was a period in which the importance of the church was slowly dying and instead the Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 19. Persuasive Essay About Community Service As an 18–year–old tennager, I was forced by my parents to participate a summer volunteer program in my freshman year. Even though I felt that I was a victim of "tyranny" in the beginning, I realized that I actually enjoyed the process of helping people in the middle of the program. Now, I participate that program every year as an active member, and I have gained the personal enrichment that I am unable to learn from other sources such as math club or SAT preparatory class. There is no doubt that community service can bring essential benefits in helping students develop theirmoral value and future interest, and it should be mandatory because some students attempt to utilize community service as a tool for their own profit without the school supervision. Volunteerismenables students to gain the moral lesson that is vital to their life and develop their future interest. According to source 2, "community service teaches us through experience – about the relationship between empathy and responsibility, about what it takes to be part of a community, in essence, about human being". While students are helping their community, they learn the crucial moral lessons in the most direct and impressive way. Through an actual experience of volunteering, students are reminded that it is their responsibility to serve for their community because they are a part of it. Helping without any feedback allows them to realize the power of empathy, the essential value that makes the society a Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 20. Argumentative Essay On Community Service Some individuals do not realize how privileged they may be, while some individuals' live in a bubble and thinks that everyone lives lavish or swell like they do. However, this is not the case. In the United States of American there are approximately forty–five million people or in other words there are about fourteen point fiver percent of people who live below the poverty line. That number may seem not that drastic to you, because you may not come from a household that is considered to be poor, but this level of inequality is not right. Coming form a middle class or upper class home, having a roof over your head, clothing on your back, shoes on your feet and being able to eat more than one full meal a day makes you privileged! Instead of keeping your privilege to yourself, ways in which, you are able to give back to not only your community, but other communities as well. Is through community service. Community service can be defined as voluntary work intended to help people in a particular are. Community service is normally unpaid work, intended to be of social use, or as a way of not sending an individual to jail or prison, or not paying a ticket. Community service is done normally around a particular area in which you reside in. In a way this can be beneficial to the community, because it is a way for individuals to clean up their own neighborhoods, because who does not want their neighborhoods to look appealing. Community service is not solely based around cleaning up your neighborhood. However, some actions that can be considered as community service are the following: Build a house with Habitat for Humanity, donating your clothes to goodwill, the church or red cross, donating eyeglasses to organizations who are in need of eyeglasses, donating your blood in a blood drive, donating food, volunteering at a soup kitchen, helping out at schools and non–profit organizations, send cards to soldiers over seas, hold a bake sale to raise money for a charity, influencing people to not only register to vote but to also get up and vote, help out in hospitals, tutor children, coach a youth sports team, babysit children, help out in senior citizen nursing homes, foster an animal from a shelter, volunteer at police Get more content on HelpWriting.net