Volunteering In High Schools

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Most young adults think volunteering is just something additional they can do to put more things to put down on a college applications, something that isn’t quite necessary, but nice to participate in. As kids think that to do community service you have to personal payoff for the action to be worth it, they sometimes feel it is a waste of time. Although community service is not mandatory for teens in high school to graduate some argue that it should be required. Should young adults have to have community service hours to be able to graduate high school? Research shows that youth who participate in any kind of service have better academic, behavioral, or civic outcomes than youth who do not participate in any service at all suggests that a…show more content…
High-school involvement with community service almost always motivated by external factors, such as the influence of family and friends or a school requirement. Participants, even when it was required, enjoyed community service because it made them feel good about themselves and enabled them to spend time with their friends and family. ( Jones Hill 588) Therefore volunteering is a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to an area. It strengthens your ties to the community and broadens your support network, exposing you to people with the same interests, neighborhood resources, and fun activities. While some people are naturally outgoing, others are shy and have a hard time meeting new people. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to practice, develop, and strengthen your social skills, since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests. As well people with disabilities or health issues can still gain greatly from volunteering activities. People think community service is hard and unimportant. Although sometimes community service is hard work, it can be fun, and you can become creative with these activities. Theres many things kids can learn from doing community service and if it was required nobody would know the difference. Kids need to know respect and discipline and if community service was…show more content…
Yes, high schools should require community service. If schools required a certain amount of community service credit hours from their students, everyone would participate in community service that they would have otherwise never question if they should or should not participate. In addition helping the students in the long run. There is no better way to bring a little of the real world into a high school student’s life. Requiring a certain amount of community service would give a student responsibility for something more than just their grades. It would give them a better view of what goes on in the real world outside of their high school life. Community service might also help some high school students identify areas that they would enjoy working in later on. Helping kids grow out of adolescence and helping them benefit in college. In my opinion everybody should at least do some type of volunteering as a part of helping others and even helping yourself. There’s not any there feeling then getting the satisfaction from helping other people. So look up some volunteer work, and if you're in highschool it might just be
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