My favorite act of service that I have ever done was through the school’s project based learning. I had heard that the NWC Men’s Basketball Team was building a house a Haitian family who’s house had collapsed with all their belongings. I then contacted the men’s basketball coach asking if my group and I could raise money to buy items for their house. We organized a traditional bake sale, as well as an online bake sale, to raise money for the family. In the midst of baking 40 dozen cookies and 38 dozen cupcakes, I was coordinating with a missionary in Haiti, Krisie Mompremier, who knew what the family needed most. After countless hours of baking, my group and I were able to raise $1250 which we used to purchase basketball hoops, plates, beds, silverware, cups, schooling for the children, and uniforms. Although we were not able to directly deliver these goods to the family ourselves, we were able to see pictures that were equally rewarding. Their faces and gratitude made the many nights of little sleep well worth
In my community, I donate to St Jude’s Hospital for cancer research. Almost half of my family has had some kind of cancer. Donating to St. Jude’s Hospital helps me give back to people who have already lost their lives, are undergoing treatment, or anyone who might have cancer in the future. In my 7th grade year, another student and I raised money to help find a cure for Type One Diabetes. The money that we raised went to an organization called “Beyond Type One” so that they can use it to perform scientific experiments to find a cure. Finally, in my 5th grade year at LaPerche Elementary, I created an organization that helped soldiers. I worked with my 5th grade teacher to help spread the word. I collected all sorts of toiletries and essentials for soldiers that had been deployed. As you can see, being a good citizen is near and dear to my
When I was just a brownie, Girl Scouts was mostly about getting the prettiest patches for my sash and selling the most boxes of cookies, but over the years it has evolved into a much more meaningful activity. At the end of middle school and the start of high school, we did events such as preparing and serving meals at the Branford soup kitchen and organizing crafts for visits to the Ronald McDonald house in New Haven. Both of these events have greatly broadened my understanding of service to the community. While doing fundraisers or various drives are of unparalleled importance, literally interacting with the people my service is aimed to help allowed me to understand how donating a small fraction of time can be a way to try and better someone else’s day. Our troop has also been involved in other projects like fundraising for the local foundation Hope For Raptors, a group dedicated to protecting native birds and educating the community about them. Another activity we have been involved in is volunteering at the annual Bauer Farm Harvest Festival, which led me to another service organization I have been involved
Ways in which I depict service include volunteering at the Brian Adams Benefit to help raise money for a cancer patient whose family is struggling, helping clean up the Shawnee United Methodist Church property by picking up trash and helping with landscaping, ringing the bell to raise money for the Salvation Army, packing and delivering food at the West Ohio Food Bank for families in need, along with helping prepare food for needy families who come and stay at the church. I feel it is important to try to help as much of the community as possible, which is why I also volunteer at the Humane Society of Allen County. Showing a respect for not only my own community, but communities around my own, is something I pride myself on. Today’s society needs as much positivity as possible, and I try to provide that by giving up my own time for the well being of
For my service leaning assignment, I volunteered at the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival in support of the Montgomery County Food Bank receiving donations at the festival entrance. In volunteering at the event, I learned the differences in service learning, volunteerism and community service and will provide details in what I learned a about each. I will also provide details and examples of teamwork, communication and networking experiences gained while at the event. A brief overview of the Montgomery County Food bank will also be provided with information on the assignment task, measurable success and interaction with fellow students and organization directors. Overall, the volunteer experience provided a great learning opportunity that
National Junior Honors Society needs people who are hard working, and are ready to get the job done. I should be considered to be in National Junior Honors Society because I show scholarship and leadership, I have done many community service activities, and I show character and citizenship.
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.
We could arrange with Easter seals a fundraiser. They have different ways to give you can “donate online on their website, through tributes and memorials, matching gifts, or planned giving.” We could come up with our own fundraisers. For example, we could do a bake sale, car wash, a talent show, we could do a diner for parents and have a day care. With the supplies, we could have a competition between classes. Whoever brings the most, wins a dress down day, or pie a teacher of the choice. We can make sure no one throws away their plastic bottle caps. Each fund can change a person’s life. Volunteering gives you experience, memories, and the gift of joy. Opportunities for volunteers include “classroom assistants, office assistants, honey-do assistants, or special event/fundraisers.” Classroom assistants mean they work with the children. Office assistants mean they work with “fundraisers and clerical duties.” “Honey-Do” assistants helps anywhere that needs it. Special events/fundraisers help “fundraisers throughout the year.” For volunteering, we could go as a class or school and go help Easter seals with sorting, putting stuff up, help with the kids, or anything they need help with. How to become a volunteer is you go on to the website and click on get involved and then click volunteer and you will sign up through
Being involved in my community has brought a positive impact towards my life and towards the ones who I have helped out. There are plenty of activities in my area in which I have been involved in. Being in the AVID program has also motivated me into volunteer services in the community. I have volunteered at schools to help with carnivals and assist children in the classroom. Regularly, I also get involved in my church once a month to clean it, as well as help out with the some of the events that are held there. Even though community service does not sound appealing to every person, it has created new experiences for me.
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
Samuel Seium. My location site was the Bridges to Independence that provides housing and services to homeless families in Arlington, Virginia. Our assignment for the workshop was to provide information to their clients on job retention in an interactive environment. When I arrived at the workshop, I was nervous because I was not an expert at teaching job retention. However, my nervousness went away when the Bridges to Independence members started walking into the room and taking their seats and it was time to begin. The attending members started the workshop by being frustrated because they had to wake up early. However, as our workshop went on with the interactive activities where the group was allowed to talk in small groups and share their own personal experiences, they were engaged and excited. My overall, experiences were amazing because I felt that I was helping them share their own personal stories. The workshop had three attendees cry, I know that is not the measure of success but it showed me how powerful our workshop was to the attendees.
Community service to me is a way to give back to my community. It allows me to help others in whatever way I can and to meet new friendly people that live around me. It is rewarding to see the elderly smile when we go visit them at the nursing home, even if it is for brief periods of time or to see kittens and cats moving their tails from side to side and trying to play while I am feeding them or cleaning their cages. Volunteering around my community has given me the opportunity to get to know difficulties faced by people around me, to offer my knowledge to others, and to understand processes like adopting a new pet from the animal shelter. Volunteering gives me a chance to help and learn new things in the process. Although I have not participated
Key Club is participating in Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. They will collect money on Halloween by trick or treating. The money they earn will go to help with maternal and neonatal tetanus.
Community service does not only have a profound impact on our community, but the impact it has on the individual people is even greater. The concept of community service has always been something that I grew up with, and now that I am older I better understand how important community service is for society. I have participated in community service activities. Starting in elementary school, I helped feed the homeless and rescue animals. Even with my wide range of volunteer experience, it was difficult to find an activity that would be meaningful and fulfill my thirty-hour obligation for my senior project. Despite the many community service opportunities available, it was hard to find one that really resonated with me.
Over the course of 9th and 10th grade, I volunteered on occasion at the San Francisco Food Bank. I did not volunteer on a consistent schedule, but the experience was valuable nonetheless, as I knew my work