The summer going into my Junior year of high school, I started volunteering at a retirement community called The Legacy down the road. I helped out by playing games with residents, talking to them, and helping with the weekly socials where we serve treats like pie and ice cream. Not many of my friends understood why I would take the time out of my day and spend it at The Legacy. To answer their question, it is because many of the residents at The Legacy do not have family nearby and have not seen their children, sisters, brothers, etc. in many years, so even a simple conversation with them can really brighten their day.
A Trip to Lake Michigan This year my family and some friends decided to do something different than our traditional beach vacation. We didn’t want to make the long trip down to Florida to go to the beach for a few days and then have to make the 2-day journey home. So what did we do? We decided to try out the northern beaches of the United States. Moratorium week, just after the fourth of July holiday, was really the only time that the families could get away without having a basketball practice, cross country practice, a baseball game, or worry about work calling.
I am reading “Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Getaway” by Jeff Kinney and I am on page 200. This book is about a kid named Greg Heffley and the trip his family is taken to an island during Christmas. On this trip the Heffleys encounter many positive and negative things. When they arrive there the resort is beautiful and looks like a lot of fun. But when they sit down for lunch a bunch of birds eats their food and have nothing left.
Jed's father had actually gone back into the fallen mine to get miles. This cleared all the hostility between the two family and the two boys could now be friends without problems. Jed went to the act school all summer and was doing wood craft to sell at the craft store. Tommy ended up going to the art school too but it was for playing the piano. The two families now have get together with each other and always get along.
My home, my loved ones, and my daily routine easily constitute my “comfort zone” where I have support, resources, and luxuries such as various electronic devices. During a winter break, however, I left these luxuries and daily routine for a weekend to live in a Dorothy Day house that serves homeless women in downtown Detroit. Each morning, I walked in the bitter cold to serve at the local soup kitchen and returned to the house in the afternoon to perform household chores and converse with the guests. The experience of living in the house and serving in the soup kitchen encouraged me to reflect on the priviledge of having a home, food, and access to health care services. The guests’ openness to share their stories allowed me to connect with
There was a time I volunteered at an organization as a youth soccer coach and a roller hockey coach knowing I had never played before, I must say it was the most fun learning how to lead experience. I later led a group of cheerleaders for my son’s football team and I especially enjoyed volunteering at local food pantries, at a thrift store and for many youth groups through my home church, my favorite was, and still is,
Walter Castillo ENC 1101- PER. 5 Strong Response Essay 20 October 2015 Show of Power or Pure Entertainment? After a long day of practice as I wait for the public bus with my friend I found myself speaking of a certain event that occurred over the weekend, as me and my friend dig deeper into the conversation we spend quite a long time going over details of the experience and as the bus pulled up it seemed to us as we waited for a couple of minutes but as it happened to be we had been waiting for a little short of an hour as we were too entertained to even noticed the time we had been waiting . According the article the conversation I was having with my friend was “Locker Room Talk”; the title of his article. The author uses his personal experiences
Throughout the novel Carrie flashbacks the happy moments that no longer exist after the death of her father. One of which is her memory of the picnic day in which she uses a variation of similes and metaphors that represent perfection to her like the warmness after the cold and the bedtime story, every child’s favorite. Picnic Day was Daddy’s invention and Momma tried it with Richard once but I wouldn’t let her. Picnic Day was as good as when the teacher says class is going to be outside under the sycamore tree because it’s the first warm, sunny day after the cold winter. Picnic Day was as good as peeling the skin off an apple in one long curly strip.
So I rested and recovered reflecting on my summer. I was over my head with sports and commentints. I enjoyed the relaxation. A couple of days later my uncle drove me to Cleveland State University. I wondered into their recreation center seemingly lost.
Volunteering Skills Helen Keller once said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or ever touched - they must be felt with the heart.” I have volunteered at the Pleasant Hill Lions Club for six years. My parents are members of the Lions Club so I usually help them with as many events as possible. I help them with the Soup Supper, Fishing Derby, the parade in Pleasant Hill, and I volunteer for other stuff outside of Lions Club like the Special Olympics or Meals from the Heartland. This club has shown me how to become a great leader in life. I help the Lions Club by volunteering to do anything that they need my help with.