When one volunteers, it is not for their personal gain, yet rather for the benefit of others. The volunteering opportunity would enable one to make a direct connection with others. Thus, the volunteers get
Volunteer work. Those two words are dreaded by millions of people. Some associate it with unpaid, free labor; after all, it has the word “work” attached to it. Those that do “enjoy” volunteer work tend do see it as it being a resume filler or as compliment to their college application; they do not take too much out of the experience. Through the eyes of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK), volunteering can be seen as so much more than dreaded labor or a resume buff- it can have an impact on the world. Moreover, volunteer work can be the change that fixes the inequalities in this world. On the surface, volunteering may not seem like it’s going to affect someone, much less change the the world. But even volunteering just an hour can impact the life coarse of someone. Specifically, volunteering at schools helps to solve the injustice in the segregated schooling system. Service learning has taught me that taking action is the only way to make change in order to fight inequalities. The only way we can improve the education system today, is if we take action by volunteering. ((Transition Sentence))
The act of volunteering is offering personal service to others with no fee. This promotes good moral in the community and a sense of personal pride. Along with the emotional benefits are those of a higher rank to promote yourself in an organization. Schools and organizations alike should require service hours to promote the student as well as the school.
“Serve of Fail” by Eggers brings up many interesting points as to why volunteering should be a requirement for college students. “Colleges should create in their students a lifelong commitment to volunteering,” he said while pointing out that college students are uniquely suited to volunteering. He stated that America would gain millions of volunteer hours and it would help colleges bridge the gap between the academic world and the world beyond it. I agree that colleges should make volunteering a requirements for students and I support Eggers argument, but have a different opinion on some of his points.
Volunteering is often seen as free labor. However, there is a significant cost associated with the recruitment, training, and maintenance of the volunteer force. A full-time staff to oversee the volunteer program is necessary as well to ensure volunteers are being used effectively. The recruitment process varies from advertising to speaking at schools to
The reason that I believe that volunteer work and work in general is vital to success in the today’s world and society is because the generation that I am apart of is lack of a better term lazy.The motto of the entitled generation is procrastination is key. The most important part in forming a generation comes from the parents. The outcome of a generation’s attitude always leads back to the source (the parents). Volunteer work in present time is very important for the youth, but is equally as important for adults too. Some local organizations in Juneau are Love Incorporation, Helping Hands-Healing Hands LLC, Saint Vincent De Paul, and Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC). It is a non profit organization that provides health care for residents of Southeast Alaska. Saint Vincent De Paul is an organization that provides housing for low income families in Juneau, Alaska. Service is an essential
The United States is a country of volunteers. In 2002-2003, 64 million Americans (28.8 percent of those 16 and older) donated 52 hours a year, the equivalent of more than one full work week, to building shelters, coaching Little League, caring for the elderly, teaching literacy, and countless other community-minded pursuits. Statistics show in Source F that “groups mandatory and nonvolunteers – were less likely to volunteer 8 years after high school than persons who strongly encouraged to volunteer or did it for strictly voluntary reason (43 percent).”
The point for volunteering is to build relationships, problem solve, what to do in a conflict situation, and step outside of my comfort zone. Let me tell you, I have learned to do each and every single one of those. I realized that the kids from the rec. center are in need of someone who they can look up to and a dependable person who they can count on. For example, I was looking after a group of kids that needed help with homework and when walking around I hear a conversation
“ Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness” (Martin Luther King, Jr.); Volunteerism connects me by engaging and helping our society in which donating time and service can make a difference and a change in our society. Furthermore, it is every individual’s obligation to contribute in their community to set good examples as the righteous citizens that we are today; for instance, there are many ways that volunteering connects me and benefits me in my community, in which I grow in every aspect of my life, such as interpersonal, professional and bringing awareness in our community.
To understand the importance of volunteering, I volunteered at one cultural event in San Antonio downtown. It was the festival of Diwali, a festival of light celebrate in India every year, organized by the San Antonio municipal and Indian Association. In San Antonio’s downtown we have a Riverwalk and the booth was on one side of river with the bleacher and on the other side was the stadium. Folk dances of India were performed on the stage. I volunteered at a booth of drink. My job was to sell soft drinks like coke for a dollar. I made a working there on the booth and we both had almost same interests due to that I was very surprised. There was also another booth next to us. I helped them to load, carry and organize their booth with food. This
“Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes).
Volunteering not only is enjoyable, but also maintains someone’s health physically and mentally. Volunteering allows people to get outside and see the bigger picture of life. It allows someone to gain characteristics for a specific job they might be interested in. Depression and negative things that someone might be going through are eliminated. A sense of purpose is gained when someone choose to volunteer whether they are younger or elderly. It impacts an elderly person’s life a little more, especially if they have retired. It allows them to get out and live life with a gratifying mind set. Not only does volunteering payoff to the people choosing to volunteer, it also give the people or society suffering a more desirable lifestyle.
Volunteering is a way of life for most people like myself. I was always interested in helping others from a young age. I have been involved in volunteering organizations since fourth grade such as the beta club. I was thirteen when I first learned about the VolunTeen program at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. It was a few months before my fourteen birthday, but I was still too young to apply at the time. I waited the year to apply, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
I developed an extremely busy life ever since I entered Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions. For me, it can be very hard to find time to volunteer especially at a hospital like St. Joseph. However, the benefits from volunteering at the hospital are enormous for me, my family, and my community. Becoming a St. Joseph volunteer gives me the chance to learn about the work environment, the different cultures that exists in Houston, and multiple personalities of the employees