Background Information on Healing Hearts • Healing Hearts is a program set up to help foster kids deal with their grief and the other “big” emotions that accompany being in foster care. Julie Walls founded Healing Hearts nine years ago. I worked with the preteen group with ages from seven to twelve, but Healing Hearts also caters to teens, and the foster parents. Volunteers staff all of Healing Hearts. In the preteen group we have six volunteers in total. Healing Hearts is held in an old bank building in Newport News, our group meets on the 6th floor of this building in a conference room. As a volunteer, I was responsible for helping conduct the art projects that were used to help the kids express their feelings. I was also expected to monitor the Volcano room, a room where the kids were allowed to play with various toys such as, balls, jump ropes, a mini trampoline, bubble balls, and a giant stuffed man named Max, that they could beat up. I was there to help the kids find a safe way to get their feelings out. Contextual Information • I chose to do the service project because I love volunteering. When I was younger, I volunteered many places including a camp counselor for 5 years. Volunteering is a great way to help your community. It provides you with a valuable experience that is hard to find anywhere else, because you get to meet great and inspiring people within your community, while also being a helping hand to someone else. Volunteering helps shape young individuals
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Service is simply an act of helpful activity and the transferable skills that are gained from service illustrate the importance of being involved. By volunteering in my community and taking part in organizations that are centered on service, I am able to strengthen my understanding of my surroundings, and I am taught more compassion for others. Being involved presents unlimited opportunities to give back to others, and with the skills instilled by service, I am able to make a difference in the lives around me. Experience gained with service creates characteristics in a person that can shape the direction of my life, and I will value that in the future.
A young person should strive to support their local community for various reasons. Engaging in community service provides people with the opportunity to become active members of their community and has a lasting, positive impact on society at large. Community service and volunteerism enables one to acquire life skills and knowledge, as well as provide a service to those who need it most.
In this regard, the most important part of service to me personally is giving back to the community. Volunteering is my way of providing service to others, it is not only effective, but it’s a good way to meet people, to learn, and to develop social skills. By helping or supporting others, I learned and used new skills in communicating with people and I have gained confidence in myself through different interactions. Providing aid to a family in need or helping out an elementary teacher is necessary, because as people it should be our natural tendencies to support one another, and bring aid when aid is due. For example, at Seven Lakes High school I created the Girls for Krause Club. It was given the name the Girls for Krause club after the Krause Center; a center in Katy that fosters girls who have been taken out of their homes due to sexual harassment, parental mistreatment or mental issues. My first visit to the Krause Center was with my youth group at church. I was so touched by all the girls at the center, and how open they were about their situation. I remember one of the girls telling me thank you, for treating her like “a regular person.” This interaction gave me the incentive to create the Krause club, because I wanted to allow other girls my age to interact with these girls and bring attention to a center that wasn’t well known in my community. Moreover, creating the Krause club has been rewarding and a way to showcase
Volunteering and participating in service projects are two of the most rewarding activities in my opinion. Some people may find it was a hassle or only do it because they have to meet the minimum requirement for school or work. Helping others, for me, has always been somewhat second nature to me. Over many years of volunteering I believe I have developed qualities that will stick with me for life and benefit me in my career. As early as freshman year, in high school, I found myself looking for ways to give back. I started by looking for opportunities within school, where I came across the A+ tutoring program, and so my journey of giving back began. While tutoring, my patience for others really evolved, partly by choice and partly because
Serving others is a down deep way of learning more about yourself and helping others to see past themselves. Our Business and Professional Communication class participated in several service projects, which were interesting and exciting to be involved with helping others. As I am studying the major courses of Early Childhood/Special Education, our group project with the “Big Brothers Big Sister” program was very memorable to me. It was wonderful to have fun and participate in various activities with the kids. The environment was caring due to everyone helping each other accomplish different tasks. It was a great feeling to be able to share our time, talents, and hearts with the kids.
From day one my mom taught me that you will get more satisfaction giving to and helping others than you ever will by just doing things for yourself. I truly believe this. Volunteering to teach swimming lessons, organizing recycled items, and visiting the nursing home are all things I have been involved in and doing each of those I have learned more and more about how important service is. Just recently my classmates and I helped an elderly woman move all of her belongings out of her home and into the 4H building for an auction. The 4H building is on the fairgrounds where I have volunteered to clean up every spring for the last 3 years. Service is very important but also very rewarding. I look toward to doing more service projects in the
Serving not only benefits the recipient, but also the volunteer. One area I feel passionate about is blood donation. It makes me feel satisfied to know that my blood can go to save a stranger's life. Another place I serve in is in my church. I have helped with Vacation Bible School, a mission trip, and cleaning up after events. These projects took a lot of time out of my already busy schedule, but when I look back and see all those who have benefited from my service, I have no regrets.
When I began my Civics class, thinking it potentially difficult and boring, I did not initially look forward to this project. However, as I did each activity, I found myself enjoying each and every one. From sitting in a board meeting to collecting trash, I discovered something new in all of the ways I volunteered. Not only did the people I volunteered for gain something through my service, but I feel that I gained a lot as well.
Now I'm going to talk about how service took part in my life. Service is the act of helping or doing something for someone. When I was in 6th grade I started working at my church in Wadsworth. I helped mostly in the nursery with the kids. I always had so much fun watching the kids and teaching them lessons. When I heard about National Junior Honor Society I decided to look up how many hours I have worked the past 3 years, and I couldn't believe it! I worked 120 hours! Well you know, time flies when you're having
Heartfelt is a mental health agency that works with adults, children and their families who deal with any type of behavior or mental health problem since 2006 at 1100 Logger Ct, Raleigh NC 27609. It mission is “to provide culturally competent, and professionally sound mental health, foster care, youth development and family support services to empower our community one child and one family at a time” (.....). The services that Heartfelt offers to clients are intensive in-home therapy outpatient therapy, community support team (CST), peer support, medication management, and residential level III group home. Most of Heartfelt employees consist of licensed clinicians and other professionals. Many of the interns at
There are almost as many reasons for getting involved in volunteer work as there are volunteers. Once people get started, they find that their deepest rewards are ones they didn't expect when they first came looking for a volunteer assignment. Participants entered the volunteer world through ads in the paper, articles in the media and invitations by friends. They wanted to get involved in a new community, they overheard someone talking about a need or they just wanted to be active. Some wanted to repay a perceived debt to society and others took up volunteer work as part of a major reassessment of
It is the time of progress. The time of supercomputers, space shuttles, and many other wonders of technology. We have walked on the moon. We do our shopping at home via Internet navigation.
From the very first time the heart starts pounding until the time of death, it may beat more than 3.5 billion times. The center of the circulatory system is the heart. The average heart beats 100,000 times each day, pushing around 2,000 gallons of blood throughout your body. With a life span of 70-90, the heart will beat two to three billion times and circulate 50-65 million gallons of blood.
In our world organisms occupy a sliding scale of complexity. On one hand we have the single cell organisms, where all necessary functions for their life are carried out within that one cell. At the other extreme we have extremely complex multicellular organisms, of which humans are perhaps the cardinal member. Obviously, with increased capacity comes increased abilities. Complex organisms are able to manipulate their environment to a greater extent then their simpler cousins. While this has a lot of advantages, it also presents interesting biological problems. With the increased complexity multicellular organisms must have systems to deliver nutrients, signaling molecules, and biochemical building blocks to every cell. In