Importance Of Volunteering

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As a kid, I spent a lot of time in youth group with local members of the community while learning about morals and ethics. However, I never quite understood the impact of a community reaching out and helping others. I only had heard things such as “it builds character” and “a little effort goes a long way.” To be honest, at the time I was a lot more focused on getting good grades and doing well in athletics, rather than doing volunteer work. That is until high school started. we were required a copious amount of volunteer work, hence my realizations of the importance of volunteering. In this period of life, I learned that everyone at some point should partake in volunteering for the community. It allowed me to grow as a person and opened my eyes to the struggle others face that I have never before experienced
My first experience with volunteer work took place in April, four years ago. We were required to complete thirty hours of community service per semester and I was in trouble. It had been almost two full semesters of school and my freshman year was beginning to wrap up. At the time, l had zero hours under my belt. I decided to take a risk, and sign up for a 5-day trip to Puerto Peñasco. It would begin with a grueling drive from Arizona down to Mexico in a cramped, white, beat up van with an entire youth group. This was the beginning of venture, the next 3 days, we would spend the duration of the trip building a home for a homeless family, while living in tents in
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