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Volunteerism

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Volunteerism

  1. 1. “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” -Elizabeth Andrew
  2. 2. Importance of Volunteer hours *Allows kids to get involved in their community and do something for others without getting something in return. *Sometimes we come across people who spend their free time volunteering in different organizations and charitable institutions. Sometimes too, we learn of people who volunteer in neighborhood drives; whether its a clean-up drive; a fund raising for the community or even spending a few hours helping neighbors take care of their overwhelming chores. *The possibilities of volunteering are endless. But really, Why Is Volunteering Important? Why do people do it; and some dont? What can we get out of volunteering our time, effort and sometimes even our resources?
  3. 3. Volunteer Hours Required for Graduation! 15 Community service hours are required for all students in order to graduate. Counselors recommend that students have 8 hours completed by the end of their sophomore year.
  4. 4. Benefits of Volunteering Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. Gives you the chance to lean or develop new skills Gives you the chance to be a part of your community Give you the motivation and a sense of achievement Boosts your career options Allows you to experience new things and the chance to explore your interests Allows you to meet a diverse range of new people
  5. 5. Options for Volunteer Work Clubs at the high school Organizations around the community Recreation district Animal Shelter Food Drives Church Organizations
  6. 6. Facts: Volunteer work looks good for college applications. Volunteers help make the world a better place. Young people volunteered at twice the rate of adults with 55 percent of young people volunteering, compared with only 29 percent of adults. Youth who volunteer are less likely to engage in risky behavior, are more likely to feel connected to their communities, and tend to do better in school. A youth who has a parent who volunteers is nearly three times more likely to volunteer on a regular basis.
  7. 7. VOLUNTEER Show yourcommunity howyou can make a difference!
  8. 8. This powerpoint presentation has been brought to you by the following seniors: iller Megan M humann Kirsa Sc Culmer Garrett Nathan ael Gro ss Ericso n Deine s
  9. 9. Bibliography  http://EzineArticles.com/3249047  http://nonprofit.about.com/od/volunteers/tp/youthvol.htm  http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/resources/how-to-guides/volunteer/doc/benefits-of-volunteering.html  http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&hl=en&source=hp&biw=983&bih=540&q=volunteering&gbv=2&oq=volunteering&aq =f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=943l2719l0l2876l12l10l0l1l1l0l330l2089l0.1.6.1l8l0  http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/browse/volunteering-issues/volunteer- management/doc/top-6-facts-about.html  Mrs. Bernhardt  Nathanael Gross THE END

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