No matter how substantial the community is, there is always some way to volunteer. Relationships grown from volunteering can be endless. When people volunteer, they “build a greater sense of trust and self-esteem” (Shinn). Since volunteering leads people to others and tends to grow relationships, volunteers learn to have more trust in others; trust helps in the increase of self-esteem. Doing gracious deeds for others helps people feel accomplished, which, in the end, can make someone have more confidence in his or her self.
For thanksgiving i stay local. I go to my grandma's house, with family. I see really all of my mom's family their, all of parents. Before lunch we play outside and play basketball or football in the back yard. Then we go inside to eat then turnaround and drink all of grandpa's coffee and donuts he sets aside for later , but eventually we the grandchildren find them.
Service is something that I enjoy to do because I get to help others. There are a lot of people that need help in this world, and small acts of service can go a long way. Throughout high school I have done many acts of service. I have volunteered at many different organizations in the Cedar Valley. During Christmas time I have rang the bell for the Salvation Army.
Volunteering at camps give me a sense of pride when I see even the slightest improvements in the young athletes I’ve worked with. Additionally I have volunteered at my local church; helping out with carnival games for the younger
The tradition of the Quinceañera is an important part of Hispanic culture. It is a ceremony on a girl’s fifteenth birthday that marks her passage to womanhood, to give thanks to God for his blessings, and to present a young woman to the community. Some refer to the celebration as, a female’s transition “from a girl to a señorita” (Arcaya & Salazar, 2004). Quinceañeras usually begin with a Misa de acción de gracias, or mass, at a Catholic church to give thanks for a completed childhood. The quince girl wears a formal floor length dress, traditionally white or light pink, as well as a diadema, a tiara or special headpiece.
In the US, we decorate trees, put up christmas lights in and outside our homes, gather together as a family, and possibly set our cookies and milk for Santa. In England, everyone helps put Christmas decorations up, and famous people turn on light switches that light up the streets. Kids will put up their stockings by the fire or in their room, and leave out some mince pie and brandy for “Father Christmas”. Children even write letters to him, telling him what they want, some would leave them out by the fire, but most tossed the letters in the fire and “Father Christmas” would read the letter through the smoke. In Germany, it wasn’t until the 4th century that they actually celebrated Christmas on December 25, instead they celebrated it on January 6th.
I have always adored reading. So my freshman year of high school and beyond was spent checking out multiple books at there. I heard one day that they needed volunteers to come in during the morning of the school days. So I began volunteering there each day that I was able to. Community service is a big deal at my high school.
In my Mexican culture, we celebrate quinceaneras. When I turned fifteen my dad threw me a quinceanera. This celebration is basically when a lady, such as myself, takes the first step to becoming a woman. It's also a point in life where my dad lets go of his little girl, me. This
When people that have the same mindset collaborate together, they tend to bond and create bigger, better ideas for the town as a whole. For those who are shy and would rather keep to themselves, “Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills, since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests” (“Benefits of Community Service”). Volunteers that frequently help around the community, normally develop into very social human beings. Having people around who outgoing and easily compatible with others tremendously helps those who are eager to assist but need a push out of their comfort zone. Volunteering can also spark friendships that may not have otherwise formed.