The pillar of service is an important quality that can define a person’s love and devotion for others. Helping others is not a one-way street. Service opportunities make a difference not only to those who receive the help, but they also help shape the volunteers themselves. When people decide to notice, decide to act, decide to make a difference, they have taken the first step in changing the world. Service does not have to be something extravagant, it can be a simple minute of helping a peer or neighbor do a task. Every act of kindness can make a difference in
Para. 10. Says: The author feels as though, by turning their junior year into a year where they are doing community service work may help out with their academic hours in their schedules.
Service to me means, giving your all to you school and community without expecting anything in return. At a young age, I participated in many fundraising events with my dance team where we provided a service to others such as annual car washes, waiting tables at various restaurants, and organizing dances and activities for kids. In Junior High I was a key club member and we volunteered for concession stand duties, helped out at elementary basketball tournaments, and acted as line judges or referees at volleyball tournaments. Since my mom is a first grade teacher, I spent many summers setting up and organizing her classroom, and on my days off from school, I provided kids in my mom’s classroom with help in reading or math. As a part of Earth Week at our school, I did various jobs for people in my community.
This experience furthered my understanding of self and personal life-purpose. From my experience, volunteer work is a vehicle to explore how we can work together in pursuit of a common vision, using the unique resources we can offer, such as: creativity, time and leadership.
When I think about what the Lord has called me to do, two terms come to mind servant and leader. So, I will focus this research on the concept of servant leadership. I will discuss what the term servant leadership means, how servant leadership was introduced (both in secular and religious circles), and how this concept applies to my calling as a Christian.
I am truly honored to be one of the many outstanding students at Seminole High School who are being considered for admission into our chapter of the National Honor Society. I feel that I fulfill the expectations of the Society because I exemplify scholarship, leadership, service, and character in both our school and our community. However, the pillar that I feel that I represent best is service. After more than 130 hours volunteering, I feel that I can truly grasp what service means to our community, and how that service exemplifies one of the pillars of the National Honor Society.
In my opinion, I feel like Character is the pillar that is most dominant in my personal characteristics. I strive to be a good person who has morals and always wants to do the right thing. I feel that I am an all around trustworthy person and I works hard for everything I have. My drive and determination to excel are parts of my character that works in conjunction with scholarship. My grades reflect my hard work and determination that are naturally a part of my character. I believe that Leadership, in turn, comes naturally with my personality and my yearning for perfection. I have always been told that I am a good leader and that I listen to others. My leadership skills naturally stem from my character and my morals. I would never influence others to do something that I felt was wrong or immoral. I also feel that my character influences my willingness to serve others. Service is something that I feel is important and I feel that everyone should give back to their community. I am a product of my community and those around me. It is my responsibility to thank them and serve them in return for their kindness in influencing me.
In America, we are given freedoms and our basic human rights. To make sure these freedoms such as free speech are kept, we as Americans have responsibilities to America. Whether it be in our everyday lives serving in our community or special occasions when serving on a jury, Americans are held to these responsibilities to keep the United States to the standard that it always is. Our basic responsibilities are to pay taxes and vote in elections, however, they extend far greater than those.
Christians need to be able to live where the poor live and help them when they need help. Bob Lupton, author of the article, “Gentrification with Justice,” leads by example and shows how Christians can help the poor, showing explicit examples of the area of Gentrification. Without people such as Lupton, the world would be a very dark place full of hopelessness and chaos.
What does service mean to me? This is a concept that I have been considering in great detail. I have always loved doing community service and giving back to the community. However, I never thought of what my life would be like without community service. The definition of service based on the Oxford dictionary: "The action of helping or doing work for someone." I agree with this definition of service, the only thing that I would add is that service should be done with no alternative motives. However in many cases, this is not the case, people do service to help them look better or to improve their resume. In my case service means a lot to me because I remember when my community building me into the person I am today. I want to give back to my community because someone helped me. Service to me is giving back to someone else so they can to
Volunteering should be done intrinsically. Many students find community service so difficult, time consuming, and not enjoyable. Therefore, they tend to only complete the required hours without any essential effort. To call mandatory community service 'volunteering ' is a problem because then we begin to confuse the distinction between an activity that is willingly done and something that is obligatory and perhaps not always rewarding. Volunteering should be something you choose to do because you want to do it, not because somebody made you do it. Moreover, they may want to participate in other activities that they will enjoy doing. Students should be able to enjoy their life outside; not spending huge amount of it to
For one week every summer, the senior high youth at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Roseville drop everything to venture somewhere in the United States on a service learning trip. Since I happen to attend that church, and I just so happen to be a senior high youth, I have joined these trips for three years running. Usually, we help out in soup kitchens, do some yard work, or visit homeless shelters. However, our trip during the summer of my junior year was destined to be different from the very beginning.
LifeStream recognizes this and through its volunteers works to ensure patients receive the blood products they need, and the community is well-served by encouraging others to give back. Northouse (2014) focuses on leadership from the point of view of the leader and their behavior and identified key characteristics of servant leadership, which provide a creative lens from which to view the complexities of servant leadership: listening, empathy, healing, awareness, persuasion, conceptualization, foresight, stewardship, commitment to the group and building community. From the beginning, LifeStream has worked to earn the respect of the communities they are in, through the level of service delivered to donors, patients, and business partners. A principle of LifeStream is aimed at helping save lives in the communities they serve. They strive to nurture employee growth and development and inspire employees and donors to be servant leaders. This volunteer experience allowed me to implement servant leadership principles including, listening, empathy, stewardship and commitment to the growth of others and building of the community. Speaking with and listening to the donors, has shown me the importance in taking the time to learn the stories of others and how as servant leaders,
Over the past semester, I have taken part in a service learning placement to better understand the diversity that occurs within the Hamilton community, where I will be doing various clinical placements in subsequent years in my nursing program. My particular placement was at an elementary school, Pauline Johnson Elementary School, where I spend three hours every week with a second-grade class. In my role as a service learner, I acted as a teacher 's assistant. During class time, I would go around and help various students with their work, encourage students to try their best, supervise during nutrition breaks and interact with students during music and gym classes. The most satisfying part of this service learning placement to date has
It 's a hot a sunny day and also the first day of high school for 14 year old Audrey Wells. She walks past the local soup kitchen and sees volunteers inside laughing and having fun, wishing she had something like that she continued on her walk to school. As she enters her class her teacher says that he requires 10 community service hours per quarter to get a passing grade. He also says that there are many benefits to community service such as, getting teens out of their homes, giving adolescence a feel of the real world and, and providing students with chances to meet people outside of school that would get to personally know us. In the future all these things will be very beneficial to these students everyday lives. Furthermore, 100 community service hours should be a requirement for high school graduation.