During my volunteer hours I learned a lot about my own community I that I have not been able to experience. For example I have never been able to participate in so many writing programs and workshops in my local high school, this is because I also did not attend my own local high school because my mother did not allow me to instead, she asked me to attend a charter school. By partnering with LA826, I was able to attend different writing workshops where I would help different high school student write essay, cover letters, and personal statements. Furthermore I believed that most of my activities consisted of just being able to listen to some of the students.
In regard to community, I have volunteered for my clubs, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), BPA (Business Professionals of America), NTHS (National Technical Honor Society), Cross Country and others. From helping the club itself to representing the club through charitable acts, such as making christmas a little better for military families, or helping at assisted living centers. My parents taught me at a young age how to be a considerate
The acts of community service I have participated in FBLA has taught and strengthen my belief that charity is the most important gestures any person can due to have a beneficial impact in the world; is to help a person in need. For instances, our organization has collected Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in the Henry County community each year and the act of giving a child without access to toys for the holidays something as simple as a toy car has brought the greatest
My family and I have always been active in the community. Sometimes the involvement is weekly, such as singing in our church choir. Other times it is when the activities arise. For example, the past few years I have posting flags in Dent during summer and fall holidays, making the town festive. My family also helps an elderly neighbor by plowing his driveway and mowing his lawn. He no longer is forced to be a shut-in and can go the grocery store or the clinic when he needs. Even simply playing Bingo with the residents at the Nursing Home, makes a positive impact on someone's day. On a larger note, I help move books for the library's book sales. Also, in the summer, I will spend a few days a month quilting for Quilts of Valor. These quilts are given to veterans as a small thank you for all they have done for our country. In addition, I prepare youth in the community for the future by teaching classes that range from the bases of science to leadership skills.
The most significant contribution that I have made to Alpha Phi thus far was my work on Phi Chapter's 2017 Red Dress Gala. Psi Chapter raised over $35,000 for The Alpha Phi Foundation, and it is an incredible feeling knowing I had a part in this fundraising. From April-September 30th (the day of the event) I worked with the Vice President of Marketing, the Red Dress Gala Chair, and each of my other sisters on the Red Dress Gala team. We worked to secure donations, sponsors, created decorations for the events, ensured sisters had their silent auction baskets done in time, and worked the day of the event to make sure everything went smoothly. My job was focused on the live auction and thanking donors and sponsors after the event. I worked all
One way I have helped my community is by volunteering for FOCCAS. What I did while volunteering was fostering animals. I can say I have hand raised and bottle fed five litters of kittens and I also nursed many animals back to health. The hardest part about fostering was trying to not get attached. Being I’m only human, and I got attached. The hardest animal to give back was this small puppy. When we got him, they thought he might lose his eyes. I nursed him back to health he even slept in my bed. We had him for over a month and during that time he became like my baby. So when it came for him to go to his new home it was extremely difficult to give him back. Taking care of these animals was a challenging and time consuming job. Fostering was
I do many small things to improve my community. Things such as picking up trash when I see it in public, volunteering monthly to help supervise my younger brothers class, or donating clothes seasonal to homeless shelters. Something I am proud of is that every year on Thanksgiving and during Christmas time, my family and I volunteer at the Downtown Los Angeles homeless shelters helping feeding the less
Not only that, I also started fundraising and donating to anti-human trafficking organizations, volunteering at low-income shopping center, helping triage patients at a free clinic, and assisting at a free clinic pharmacy. I had the opportunity to aid another free clinic in Weatherford, Oklahoma and volunteer at various dental clinics to further my understanding of the field. The experiences revealed to me how vital it is to help the needy, foster a sense of community, and progress our society because (example: not everyone is as lucky as me to receive care). Not only did I help to ameliorate my community, I also grew as a person and learned the value of kindness and communication as I interacted with a diverse group of people. Volunteering gave me the opportunity to experience the feeling of being part of the community rather than seeing myself merely as an individual. For most of my life, I have rarely interacted with anyone outside of my friend group, and it is amazing how much can be taught from just interacting with someone from a different background. Working in dentistry developed my desire to provide relief to patients in pain, care the community through medicine, and creating strong relationships with them. Expanding the practice of dentistry through integrating my
When we went to the community clean up we had to clean a dog park. One school cleared and painted on the parking lot. While our group conformed to yard work by the dog park. The work may have not seemed important but it was. I believe the way we take care of our community is another way we show how we treat our neighbors and friends. We were working together, laughing, listening to music, and play at the park when we were done. In fact it wasn't that hard with a barren area but near the end we were deprived of water. I'm not sure if its plausible we made much of a difference but it did make difference between the freshmen and sophomores
Something I have done to better my community is by using my spare time to volunteer my skill set in different parts of the community. In my time helping my community I spent time with Beautify Chula Vista in which I helped, along with other volunteers, to clean up a portion of the community by picking up trash along the roads as well as the houses, also cleaning graffiti along the assigned area. I did this once a year for three years knowing that I was able to help make the community a better place. Along with cleaning up the community I also was able to volunteer at The Boys and Girls Club where I helped to tutor the children of the community in their academic struggles by doing this, I know that these students will have been able to obtain
Community service has been a part of my life since I was young. I grew up working on service projects with my family. I strongly believe that everyone should be involved in at least one throughout their community. When I was 10 I started helping my mom with Meals Ministry; we would make meals for over 150 people and take them to their community. We went to individual houses to see if they would like meals: some rejected, some became emotional, some asked us to pray with them and lots of hugs went around. I worked Meals Ministry 1 or 2 Saturdays a month for about 5 years. This is one of the most heart-touching experiences I’ve ever had. Starting at such a young age, I realized the importance of giving back to others and it helped shape who I
Another reason that I have helped with the community is during the cold winters we have here in Ohio, I shovel people's driveways, sidewalks, and porches. I have done these things without even asking and I did it just because I felt like it. I did another favor for my neighbors by also doing their whole driveway. I even did a lady that lives across the street from me because I felt like being nice and productive. this is another reason how and why I helped with the community
In effect goals and success in life have a big impact on the community. Maybe you could be someone’s inspiration. Someone may be in need of help with school work. If they ask for advice, it would be best to help that student out. An example of giving back to