Our service learning project was a great way to increase our community service hours, but more importantly to teach us the value of community service. By giving back to the community, it helps us develop in so many different ways. Our trip to the Southside Animal Hospital was one of intense observation, enrichment, and one of great opportunity. We not only got to see procedures and processes up close, but we got to participate in them which was, even more, eye opening and beneficial. All the way from a butt holder during an eye and dental procedure, to an air bag squeezer, we all got to participate in various ways which not only allowed us to give back and help but it helped us see these necessary career skills and help develop our own. Even though none of us aspire to be veterinarians, it was beneficial in so many ways. It allowed us to open our minds to different career options and to gain perspective on a different field than our own. Although we are not going to be performing surgery on various animals, some of us are aspiring for the medical field and seeing that not only gives perspective into what their future careers will be like but also it allows them to gain insight into some of the similar situations they will encounter in the medical field. By observing different areas of the community, it helps develop our own career paths and understand how others in our community live and work.
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I decided to start volunteering at the local humane society because I’ve always been really passionate about animals and wanted to start benefiting them in the community. Prior to my service I was delighted because I’ve wanted to start volunteering for years and was glad the opportunity had presented itself. Throughout my experience I learned a great deal and met a lot of new people. Even though I’ve only just started serving my time at the Fox Valley Humane Association I can truly see the difference it has made in the community.
Furthermore, I have also done quite a few acts of service to my town and school even though I realize that it is not necessary for me to do so, I believe that by serving others without a reward is the best way to become a better person and leader. As a matter a fact I am a member of Frisco’s Teens4Green and have volunteered to play “Rufus the Recycling Dog” at local elementary schools, which was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. In addition, with my early release periods, rather than go home early most days, I choose to go assist some teachers if needed. By assisting them I can learn more about following in one’s footsteps to achieve a certain goal and how to aid another in a time of need. Since then, I knew that I had to serve my school in different ways rather than just teachers. I wanted to demonstrate to my class that I could be a worthy asset, and that I was there for them in wanting to make our senior year extravagant, yet
In the field of therapy, there are numerous of therapy available out there for different type of individuals and situations as well. There is one type of therapy that usually contains people and animal, it is animal-assisted therapy is a therapeutic approach that brings animals and individuals with physical and/or emotional needs together to perform the therapy. Animal-assisted therapy tend to be focused on individuals either children or elderly for them to be able to connect with the animal thus feeling comfortable talking with the therapist. Pet therapy works for all ages, whether sick or not (Lanchnit, 2011). Although, this paper, most of the focus is on animal-assisted therapy towards children using dogs.
My nature to serve attracts me to the Houston Methodist Summer Teen Volunteer Program. My goals are to gain experience and knowledge about careers in medicine, and to give back to the community. I would like to learn a lot about how people live by the ways they get hurt or how they deal with being sick. It’s a good study of human behavior because you see people at their highest and lowest extremes of emotion. To further my goal of pursuing a career in medicine, it is important for me to get hands on experience of serving people and executing work in a responsible manner. When a person donates their time, they give hope to someone who needs it. I feel that I will be also benefited because I get to see how my contribution has made a difference.
As a second year National Honor Society student, the last couple of years I have been more focused on ways I can help my community to help get all my service hours in for the end of my high school NHS career. I’ve always loved doing little things to help someone who needs it but I never thought about the things that I do everyday count just as much as the other things. Community service to me, is more than just holding the door open for someone, picking up trash, or helping someone with their groceries. I want to help people grow and be a better person while serving my community. I want to do more than volunteer, I want to impact the lives of people and I feel that is what I have done.
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.
When Mary Ray of Woodbury, Minnesota unexpectedly passed away at her home during the winter of 2012, the last thing she would have expected was that her beloved perfectly healthy, young pet cat would be euthanized by the Woodbury Humane Society shelter instead of being sent to the home she had detailed in a note posted on her refrigerator. In retrospect, this would not have happened if the Woodbury Humane Society shelter had adopted the new and growing trend of “no-kill” philosophy for animal shelters, which simply stated, is an operating philosophy for a shelter that is based upon the premise that no healthy adoptable animal should be euthanized for any reason and that they should be sheltered until they find a loving home. The number of
After completing my undergraduate degree, I want to apply for vet school to become a veterinarian. Doing community service at the Dumb Friends League will help me fulfill that because I will be able to gain experience working with animals, taking care of animals, and it will be a new experience for me since I’ve never volunteered at an animal shelter before. In addition, I really want to help the community in taking care of homeless animals that deserve all the love and a second chance. I heard a lot of volunteer experiences at the Dumb Friends League and it gets me excited because I want to learn more about animals. That is why I want to complete my community service at the Dumb Friends League.
The use of alcohol in adolescents is unfortunately a huge part of young people’s lives all over the world. In their minds, alcohol plays an important role in socializing and is often times associated with determining popularity. It has been found that alcohol use and depressive feelings often occur among adolescents, and the prevalence rate of depressive symptoms increases from early adolescents, especially among women (Kleinjan, 2014). The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of pet therapy on depressive symptoms among adolescents who use alcohol. From the findings of theses studies it appears that animal assisted interventions may potentially have beneficial effects on reducing anxiety and depression symptoms. All interventions used a variety of dogs in each AAT sessions. The interventions setting were grouped based and took place in mental health hospital, treatment facilities and advocacy centers. The sessions begins in a light animal assisted activity (AAA) and AAT and gradually increases to moderate. Each study session length and time varied from 1 month - 1 year and lasted 8 minutes to 1 hour long. Although our study focuses on adolescents, we
To ensure that our project would be very successful as a group we discussed how could we make a big impact. This discussion leaded us to deciding to dedicate our service-learning project to helping Veterans and how we could help them. We establish a connection with VET HOUSE, this connection was established though Johnnie Mapples who is a veteran and was associated with VET HOUSE. We connected Mr. Willard Smith who is the coordinator for VET HOUSE, he informed us what was needed and the current numbers of people that are currently in the program. From establishing the connection and gathering information on how many people needed help we discussed what we would like to do for them and how can we accomplish it. We decided to collect personal
On 10/29/17 at approximately 10:50am, I Deputy Warden N. Christian with Franklin County Animal Care and Control (FCACC) was requested to meet a dog owner in the lobby of FCACC. I met with dog owner Tiffany Little on an injury-possible dangerous or vicious dog/owner surrender. Ms. Little stated that her dog name Kali attacked her son (Valik Wells) last night (10/28/17) at approximately 10:00pm. Ms. Little stated her son was walking up the stairs when Kali attacked him. Ms. Little intervened and was also bitten by Kali. Ms. Little son sustained injuries to his right arm and Ms. Little injuries were to her right hand. Ms. Little stated her son refused to seek medical treatment for his injuries. Ms. Little wrote out a statement of facts in
Service learning has given me the new opportunity experience helping others and including myself. I enjoy volunteer work because It’s a way of giving back to the community, but also I’ve become confident in public speaking. In addition, volunteer work is a great rewarding experience, and it 's also helped me develop social skills, by supporting others. The contribute can make a positive impact in many ways, Barack Obama said, “ the best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the work with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” There are element that could promise will succeed in life, however, I believe to learn and discover. I will continue volunteering work whenever I can, and I strongly encourage people to join volunteer work because the meaningful impact the lives of their and help thousands of the students confront in reading. It was a great pleasure for me to contribute to the organization to the development of the community through Political Science class volunteering work. The impact that was able to make our community better future.
I have learned the importance of serving others by being a part of the youth group at my church. Every fourth Sunday of the month, my youth group takes snacks to Holston Valley Hospital. We go to most of the
under the guidance of Dr. Dawn Koetting. I was able to gain hands-on experience in a veterinary clinic and made several observations that have become deciding factors to my career choice. The overall experience that I had at the clinic was extraordinary. The staff was supportive and eager to teach me things about veterinary medicine and what was to come if I were to peruse this career. Dr. Koetting was especially helpful in advising me. She has given me several suggestions as to how to improve my resume for Vet School and the requirements that I need to meet to be accepted. I am very thankful that the staff at this clinic have allowed me to conduct this internship and am appreciative of all the guidance they have given me. I learned so much information in the time that I spent there, and all of it will help me in my future endeavors.
I have been volunteering before I was old enough to know I was volunteering. As the youngest of four, I happily came along whenever my parents and siblings volunteered. But, community service is not just something I was taught to do; it is something I love to do. Today, I serve others in ways that are closer to my own heart. Serving people and animals “who don’t have a voice” has been and always will be central to who I am. I spent this summer raising awareness and funds for foster children, and I am excited to use those funds this November to personally decorate and deliver new duffel bags with supplies to foster children in my area. Additionally, I have loved dedicating my time to a local animal rescue where I have participated in animal