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The Unforsakable Irony of Mandatory Volunteering - Must one argue that America was built on the values of freedom. If this is true, which history has already proven it is, then why are we stripping the rights of our youth by requiring them to participate in mandatory volunteering. Before one can even begin to answer this they must also ask what is volunteering. In short it is offering to do something “freely”. Schools should not force our students to participate in volunteering, because they are inevitably causing the youth to be rebellious and devaluing the appreciation for true volunteering....   [tags: freedom, volunteering, cognitive evaluation]
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Perspectives on Volunteering to Help Others - Throughout history, volunteering has evolved into a cultural connection; a common characteristic of humans on a local, national, and global level is the desire to help one another. Although this statement is not necessarily true for every individual, most people feel an urgency to assist friends, family members, coworkers, and/or strangers in need or in crisis. Why should we volunteer. Many people donate their time for varying reasons whether it’s fundraising for disaster relief or collecting, preparing, and serving food for a food bank (Moore)....   [tags: social issues, volunteering, civics]
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Volunteering: Giving Back to the Community - Many college students will find themselves asking, “How am I to pay for school?” and it often seems to go unanswered. In recent years, many programs have developed to offer students a solution to that problem. The solution is volunteering. Whether you have a specific interest such as disease control, developing communities, medicine, or simply to just volunteer your time, these programs offer a versatility that is unparalleled. These programs take recently graduated or current students and help them to optimize their skills in a setting in which they can grow from, all while paying off their student loans....   [tags: Contribution to My Community]
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Persuasive Speech: The Benefits of Volunteering - ... B. Main Point: If we all agreed to volunteer at least once a month to help out those in need, we could alleviate many of the problems. Internal Preview: There are many ways to get involved in the volunteer community. 1. Supporting Material: According to a local food pantry, it is always in need of more canned goods and other non-perishable items. a. One step could be for us to create a continuous food drive in the residential halls here at UWEC and encourage students to donate a few cans of food each week....   [tags: Persuasive Speeches] 1114 words
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Community Service and Volunteering - “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just ‘hours we need to be able to graduate’ and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]
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What Volunteering Can Teach You - Volunteering enables an individual to make a positive impact on his or her community, while empowering the individual to better his or her life. This summer, I had the opportunity to volunteer at many diverse locations. From the hospital to the local library, I truly value my experience and treasure everything it has thought me. Volunteering lets us experience and learn things that we otherwise would not have learned; volunteering opens doors for us that we may not have been able to open before....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 950 words
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Community Service: Giving Back to the Community By Volunteering - “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 world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama It all started when I was in high-school. I volunteered at Helping Hands, Meals on Wheels, and Habitat for Humanity. These volunteering experiences opened my eyes to the needs of my community and the many opportunities for community service. After high-school, I started volunteering with a variety of organizations....   [tags: Contribution to My Community] 418 words
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Volunteering: Contribution to the Community - "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead Volunteerism, in its conceptual form, includes the individual or collective efforts of willing individuals, known as volunteers, to act in ways which work toward the betterment of oneself, other individuals, communities, and/or society. This definition remains subjective in its ambiguity regarding the meaning of betterment, as well as in the sense that the means to bettering oneself may be in direct opposition to the means necessary to better another individual or society....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]
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Volunteering at a Camp for Deaf Children - Reflections on Volunteering at a Camp for Deaf Children It was the first night of camp, and the kids were lining up for dinner. Most were still showing signs of adjusting: the older, seasoned campers were renewing friendships and checking out possible new ones, the girls carrying on animated conversations while their eyes strayed ever so slightly, sweeping the area like radar, acknowledging the presence of a teenaged boy with a blip in the eyes; the younger campers were more reserved, fighting nervousness and apprehension....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 2157 words
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Volunteering at a Nursing Home - Volunteering at a Nursing Home I ambitiously decided that I would brighten the lives of the elderly by volunteering at a rest home, but discovered that the elderly were being neglected, shoved aside and forgotten. As I stepped into the home a pungent odor penetrated my nostrils, causing an instantaneous gagging reflex. The place was abounded with neglected and subdued inhabitants, yearning for attention. Anybody that passed them caused a sudden outburst of ranting. The negligence and disregard the home displayed appalled me, but helped me to realize that I wanted to make a difference and change the condition people live in....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 646 words
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Volunteering for a Food Drive - Volunteering for a Food Drive "I'm hungry. Let's get something to eat before we go." It was around ten o'clock on a Saturday morning. Normally my parents might find me in bed or playing on the computer at this time, but I was dressed and grasping the doorknob in our kitchen on this particular morning. I felt a slight wave of hunger flow through my body, so I suggested to my mother that we have a light mid-morning snack to tide us over before lunch. I searched through a cupboard and found some crackers to take with us....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 1277 words
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Volunteering and Adult Learning - Volunteering and Adult Learning "The history of adult education has been a history of voluntary activity and voluntary association" (Ilsley 1989, p. 100). Today, volunteerism, and the growing field of volunteer management, continue to reflect close associations with adult education. Research and practice in adult education can inform the development of learning opportunities for volunteers. With this in mind, this Digest describes some of the similarities between the fields of volunteer management and adult education and examines some of the types and methods of learning that occur in the context of volunteering....   [tags: Volunteer Adult Education Educational Papers]
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Volunteering Changed My Life - Community Service is a great opportunity to make a difference in the area you live in. There are so many ways to volunteer. Some people are given chances to do community service when they need to pay off fines for tickets. Most people simply do because they love getting involved. It’s their way of making the community a cleaner, healthier place. Tutoring kids is one type of community service. I can say from experience teaching kids to learn is a great feeling. I know because I’ve been tutoring kids for almost seven months....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 439 words
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The Importance of Volunteering: College Students Should Do Community Service Before Graduating - Nowadays, it is very difficult to get a job without a College Diploma. Our ever-increasing demands on student’s academic performances have insured well-educated adults, but what we have failed to focus on is the vital component of volunteerism as an integral part of rearing well-rounded adults. College students should be required to complete a year of community service/volunteer work before they can graduate, in order to create mature and caring adults and versatile future leaders. By mandating all College students across the United States of America to add another year to their studies and use this year for community service/volunteer work only, we will be able to increase their knowledge o...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 1309 words
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FeelGood Research Report and Service Project - Mission FeelGood is an organization founded with a purpose that is simple, yet effective: “End world hunger, one grilled cheese at a time.” It operates under five principles: entrepreneurship, partnership, passion, innovation, and sustainability (FeelGood Deli Handbook). FeelGood makes grilled cheese sandwiches for donations while simultaneously spreading awareness through social interactions (Little). The expression used for a person trying to determine an amount to donate is, “whatever makes you FeelGood.” This expression is how the organization was named....   [tags: Volunteering Experience]
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Changes in Volunteerism in the Information Revolution - Changes in Volunteerism in the Information Revolution Non-profit organizations that use the help of volunteers are being faced with new challenges in recruiting and retaining the new generation of volunteers. Certainly as the years pass, the interest of the volunteers’ changes in how they wish, or in what ways they can donate of themselves. When the American Red Cross was in its beginnings from before the turn of the century to the 1920’s, its primary focus was disaster relief. By the time of World War II (Dulles), dozens of new services provided by volunteers had been added to the original responsibilities....   [tags: Volunteering Community Sevice Essays]
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Volunteering and Attitudes Toward Social Welfare Spending - Volunteering and Attitudes Toward Social Welfare Spending Despite extensive research having been done on explaining why some individuals are more likely to support spending on social welfare than others, to this date, no one has examined the effect that a person’s level of volunteerism has on support for spending. However, the level of community involvement is worthy of consideration as an explanation for support for social welfare spending because, as has been reported by previous research, volunteers often find that structural problems exist that can only be remedied by government intervention....   [tags: Welfare Spending Politics Essays]
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Giving is Important - There are many reasons why giving is important. It is a way to show appreciation, to say thank you, or to show someone you care. Sometimes it is hard to express true feelings in words, but offering a token of appreciation will not only represent your feelings, but will allow the recipient to know how much you appreciate them. There are many people that we come across in our every day life that perhaps make our days easier, such as neighbors, co-workers, even mail carriers or the local cashier at the grocery store....   [tags: kindness, volunteering, ] 483 words
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How I Learned to Love Community Service - "He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own." - Confucius "Caring has the gift of making the ordinary special." - George R. Bach Filing. The word itself made me shudder. The hours spent kneeling at the cabinet searching for folders, the monotony of sorting hundreds of papers into piles, and the sharp sting of pain as my finger hit the edge of a peer at the wrong angle – it was tortuous on so many levels. It had only been 3 months since I’d started volunteering at the hospital, and already I was sick of it....   [tags: Essays on Volunteering] 522 words
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Volunteers Should Not Be Rewarded - Nowadays you can volunteer in different type of places. There are a lot of various organizations that need volunteers. What you can do to help these organizations are help clean parks, go to a foreign country to help from a natural disaster, etc. These are just some of the things you can do at these institutions. When volunteering the question is asked if people who volunteer should receive benefits or a reward for offering their service. I believe they shouldn't because if you’re receiving a benefit it becomes like a part-time job it takes the point of volunteering out of the equation....   [tags: volunteering, benefits, reward, pay, service]
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The Gap Year - The Gap Year As a senior in high school did you ever stress about your future. Making plans for college. A way to relieve stress could be to take a gap year. The life of the average senior consist of planning for college, by taking a year off you can manage and make money, relieve some stress and it gives you the opportunity to travel before settling down before college. This is not uncommon to a lot of senior graduates. They see it as a way to relax and mentally prepare themselves for the future....   [tags: beginning college, working, volunteering]
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Speech on Volunteering - As Henry the 8th said to one of his wives, "I won't keep you long". Good evening, members and guests. The average American high school student is in school 7 hours a day, from 8AM to 3PM and is asleep 9 hours a day, from 10PM to 7AM. Over the years, I have noticed that San Mateo County high school students are not your average American high school students. Most of us are at school from sunrise to sunset, club meeting here, track meet there, "mom. I'll be home for dinner by six!" That's 10 hours a day at school....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 979 words
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Free Essays - The Joys of Volunteering - The first agency I volunteered to work for is a program called Summer Quest. Summer Quest is designed to help students that are in the sixth through twelfth grade experience a "positive summer experience." What this actually means is that it provides students an opportunity to do fun and exciting things, in a positive atmosphere. Instead of the students sitting at home alone the entire summer, they have a place where they can hang out and enjoy themselves. This is a great program that offers students an alternative to getting into trouble and being alone during the Summer....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 1507 words
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Community Volunteering - Over the years I have been very involved in my community and school. Being a part of something helps to define who you are as a person and the principles and values you hold as important. A personal experience that helps to show my talents and skills can be illustrated by my trip to Italy last April with the MHS Language Department. Over the past ten years, I have had the opportunity to travel extensively around the United States and Canada with my family so traveling abroad to Italy seemed like a natural adventure....   [tags: traveling to Italy] 454 words
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis with Community Serving - In a perfect situation the American people would all have the career they want and maintain the expense of the house hold they live in. Due to the economy drop and job losses Americans cannot afford the homes they live in. To help the foreclosure crisis I came up with the idea of community service of the people who are losing their homes. My plan not only will help the foreclosing it will create jobs. Community service will instill a new idea to the Americans who are willing to do what they have to in order to save their homes....   [tags: Foreclosures, volunteering, ] 969 words
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Tutoring at Grant Street Neighborhood Center - On 09/14/09 was our orientation where I was assigned to tutor kids every Monday and Wednesday at the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. Since we were late on our first day, we had only ten minutes for the orientation. Briana and Janice were in charge of the Grant Street Neighborhood Center. They explained the rules and told us that we will be tutoring kids who are nine to nineteen years of age. This kind of shocked all of us because we all thought that we will be tutoring kids, who are in the elementary and middle schools....   [tags: tutoring, volunteering, ] 1388 words
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Men in Bowler Hats and Women in Great Dresses - Men in Bowler Hats and Women in Great Dresses The day was grey and heavy; snow, in great drifts, lined the brick way. The brick and concrete halls loomed in the horizon; the years of the past century seemed to descend upon me as a curtain. Men in bowler hats and women in great dresses seemed more appropriate than my khaki cargo pants or leather jacket. The brick became concrete; and, I walked the path down the hill, past the great elms, and into the Sackett building. Wandering up the stairs, down halls, and finally finding the appropriate room, I entered and greeted the ruckus of the Best Buddies’ organizational meeting....   [tags: Volunteering Best Buddies Essays] 824 words
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Male and Female College Students in The End of Men by Hanna Rosin - Defining today’s college student is no easy task, as today’s college student is many things and many different types of people. You’ve probably heard the phrase “typical college student,” but does anyone really know who the typical college student is. I’m sure you are picturing a young twenty-year-old hanging out on a big, beautiful campus with a large grassy area and lots of students bustling around; a scene fit for a movie. Let’s face it though, college isn’t exactly like it’s portrayed in the movies....   [tags: past generations, volunteering oportunities]
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Why I Want to Live in Japan and Teach Children - This program involves everything I would want in a career/experience. This program would allow me to take enjoyment in educating children as well as learning and beholding one of the most historically prosperous country. In my own employment experiences, I determine that I am happiest helping for the volunteer programs involving children. I am excited to have a chance to work with children as well as fulfill my love of history, art, and culture. I have spent most of my adult life working in a job that I take very little joy from....   [tags: career, Japan, travel, volunteering, ] 752 words
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Service Learning And The Homeless Center - On an average night in our community, there are around 9,500 individuals and families without a place to stay, according to the State Research Group on Homelessness and Poverty (2009). Because of this fact, there is a desperate need for shelter and volunteers to serve at these shelters. There are only 1,995 emergency beds, which is not enough to accommodate all of the homeless, and there is an even smaller number of workers willing to volunteer. The Homeless Center offers beds and meals to the homeless, working poor, and unemployed....   [tags: Volunteering, Volunteer]
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Nurse Practitioner - Personal Narrative - Nurse Practitioner - Personal Narrative Missing Works Cited Recently, I was able to take a trip down to Tijuana, Mexico, where I had the opportunity to volunteer at an orphanage for ten days. While at the orphanage, I was able to help build a sidewalk and a garage for a family who was fleeing domestic violence. During my trip I experienced one of the greatest feelings in my life, which was the complete self-fulfillment and joy in helping another human being. I knew from then on helping people and having the privilege to serve others would be something I would want to do as lifetime career....   [tags: Volunteer Volunteering] 1104 words
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Cardboard Citizens Visit Secondary Schools to Share Experiences and Issues - Current statistics show that teenagers from the UK have taken more drugs, drunk more alcohol and smoked more cigarettes than any other country in Europe. Children and young people today are capable of achieving greater things in life and should not feel the need to take a wrong path. Reports show that this mainly comes down to other entertainment being far too expensive and peer pressure being existent. Schools today do not provide parents with enough valuable information on these substances and the dangers, resulting in binge drinking, homelessness and early teenage pregnancies....   [tags: UK, volunteering, young adults, teenagers, experie] 2463 words
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The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service - The Forcing of Young People into Community or Government Service Some people suggest that everyone between the ages of 18 and 21 should be required to perform one year of community or government service. Such service might include the Peace Corps, Environmental Conservancy Corps, a hospital, the military, a rural or inner-city school, or other community outreach projects. I believe forcing the service of any group of people is a bad idea. In this case, three reasons come to mind as to what makes this idea bad....   [tags: Teenagers Community Service Volunteering Essays] 690 words
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Community Service - Community Service I have always been involved in groups that perform community service projects. In fact, I was recently elected to as VP of Public Relations of the Student MOVE group. We are a group of 12 individuals that are the advisory committee for all of the community service organizations on campus, but we organize many alternative activities and events. I even did a service learning project for my Spanish class last semester with Cynthia Wells. I attended the Spanish mass every Sunday, and I was a greeter....   [tags: Volunteering Volunteerism Essays] 1772 words
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Volunteerism is Increasing - Research indicates that in previous economic downturns volunteering rates typically decrease. Whether because of, or despite, the economy volunteerism is currently holding steady. A report published by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) found that a total of 61.8 million or 26.4% Americans volunteered through a nonprofit organization last year, up .02% from the previous year. Extrapolated, these numbers suggest 824,010 Orange County residents volunteered in one of our community’s nonprofits just last year....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 707 words
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Volunteerism and Community Service in America Today - “Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson (Volunteering Quotes: Finest Quotes). Part I: Volunteerism and Community Service in the United States Research shows that when Americans are "properly asked to serve", they serve, says the Corporation for National and Community Service, on their website dedicated to U.S. volunteerism(Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2014). The question, then, is what does "properly asked to serve" consist of....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service]
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Senior Year: The Final Stretch - Senior year is often thought of as the bridge to the unknown. It is an ample wasteland full of confusion and endless paperwork, and stress for most students (Dreis, Rehage). With all this dysfunction, often times schools forget that senior year is an essential link between child hood and the major responsibility of the future. A typical senior schedule is packed with electives with only a few minor core classes allowing students to slack through their last year no problem. This, however, does not prepare students for life....   [tags: school, education, volunteerism, internship]
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The Importance of Volunteerism - In social science, economists argue that people act in their personal best interest; in contrast, volunteers willingly share their talents and provide services to others with no obligation or any incentive for personal gain. Volunteers have made significant contributions to charitable, educational, and worthwhile causes within a small community to foreign countries with no boundaries. Undeniably, the exchange of thoughts and experiences are extended through the volunteer process. With flexibility in time and summer vacations, university students are a large majority in the volunteer force around the world The involvement in volunteerism and extracurricular activities are not only beneficial...   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 722 words
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The Benefits of Community Service - "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." -- Albert Einstein Volunteering personal time to a cause, service, or other person can be very rewarding for various reasons, and in various ways. These reasons can be specific to the volunteer task, whether the person was recruited for the work or if they found it themselves, life stage of the volunteer, or even the motivation behind donating time. Although research has proved that volunteering affects each individual differently, it has also proved that the affects are typically positive....   [tags: Benefits of Volunteer Work]
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Community Service Changed My Life! - "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi "Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa I have always enjoyed the feeling that I acquired after doing a good deed or simply helping someone out. However, I had no idea that my 40 hours of community service would turn into over 400 hours, for no reason other than the fact that I love it!. Through volunteering I have learned that many organizations exist only with the help of volunteers from the community, I have seen the amount of joy that volunteering brings to those who you are helping out, I discovered a feeling of self-satisfacti...   [tags: Community Service Essays] 650 words
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Contemporary Special Interest Tourism - Definition of Volunteer Tourism “Volunteer tourism” applies to those who, for various reasons, volunteer in an organized way to undertake holiday that might involve the aiding or alleviating the material poverty of some group in society, the restoration of certain environments, or research into aspects of society or environment.(Wearing, 2001) Introduction to Volunteer Tourism Volunteer tourism is a combination of travelling and volunteering. The motivation for volunteer tourism is people wanting to help others, make a difference to other peoples’ lives....   [tags: Volunteer Tourism]
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Building Effective Service Learning Programs in Local Communities - Kids these days have a bad rap. Adults who don’t regularly interact with high school students may only see the negative side of the adolescents in their community. In fact, “sixty-one percent of American adults are convinced that today’s youth face a crisis in their values and morals, look at teenagers with misgiving and view them as undisciplined, disrespectful, and unfriendly” (Latham, 2003). One way to help change the attitudes of adults and also encourage youth personal development is service learning programs in local communities....   [tags: community service,youth development,diversity]
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Need a Year Off Before College? - Has high school made you tired of school. Has high school worn you out to where you think college is going to be overwhelming. Do you need a break. A gap year just might be the right answer for you. A gap year is a break the can last anywhere between two months or two years and is taken between high school or in college(American Gap Association). A gap year right after high school may not sound like a good idea at first, but many people are thinking differently lately. Gap years are not as common in American as they are across seas....   [tags: High School, College Education, Tuition]
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Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer - Thinking of becoming a volunteer. See a list of reasons that will help you make up your mind. #10: It's good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It: Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns. Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system. #9: It saves resources. Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements....   [tags: Contribution to My Community Service] 288 words
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Community Service Helps Everyone - All across the world millions of people are in need of help from others. They need people to help provide money, food, time, or care. This need could be on a smaller scale even with something as simple as the need to have someone being nice. When people help any person in the community no matter how small or whether they are with a group or not, it is community service. Community service is not all about the large organizations running operations, but instead is about the volunteers and those who need the help....   [tags: Community Service, Happiness]
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How Volunteer Work Has Changed My Life - "He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own." - Confucius      The Christmas in October Program is an annual event I participated in that helps someone who is less fortunate by fixing up their home. It is a two-day event where exterior and interior work is done on a home. The program requires a company to sponsor the project, and volunteers to do the actual work. It is called Christmas in October because it takes place in October, but feels like Christmas because of its memorable effect....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 514 words
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The Benefits of Community Service - In 2010, “over 20 billion hours of volunteer service were reported” in the United States (Hoffman 418). For such an outstanding amount of time, only 26.7% of the population reported volunteer hours (Hoffman 418-9). Philanthropy, a desire to improve the material, social, and spiritual welfare of humanity, especially through charitable activities, is dependent on the altruistic values of the American society. Philanthropy is a general love for all of humanity that manifests itself in the form of community service....   [tags: Service-Learning Essays]
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Social Policy Work Experience - Social Policy Work Experience I am currently participating in a project named 'Curtain Call' which is organised by Hallam Volunteering. Hallam volunteering is part of the students union at Sheffield Hallam University. The organisation is led by students, it is controlled and managed by one head student who is elected to take control by other students via a vote. It does however have five members of staff who are not students; they are full-time members of staff, with their roles involving support and guidance for student volunteers (www.hallamunion.co.uk) Hallam Volunteering was set up over thirty years ago by a small group of students who wanted to take acti...   [tags: Papers] 2885 words
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Community Service Gives Purpose to My Life - During my last year of high school, I was looking for something productive to do. I didn’t know many people because I had just moved to town and everything was new to me. Searching for opportunities to get involved and make new friends I decided it would be a good idea to make an appointment with my student counselor and discuss what was available for me to do. While speaking with my high school counselor, she asked if I had an interest in performing community service. She then explained the advantages of community service, but I wondered to myself, “what can volunteering teach me and why would I not be paid for doing work?”....   [tags: Community Service Essays] 737 words
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A Community Service Experience - In April, I uprooted from my family and friends in Ohio, and took a job in Texas; where I didn’t know one single person. Once I was settled in at my new job I began my hunt for a place to volunteer. Volunteering had been a part of my life for as long as I could remember; therefore finding a new organization to volunteer with was important to me. It would not only provide me with the opportunity to meet people, but to fill some of my down time, now that I was in a new place. Volunteering isn’t as bad as some think, it provides you the opportunity to do things you enjoy, meet new people, possibly change your life, and give back to the community....   [tags: networking, volunteer] 971 words
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Service Learning Should NOT be Mandatory For College Students - Service learning is the name for forcing college students to do volunteer work as part of their college careers. The hope is that this volunteer work will give students a better sense of civic duty, and thus, be a worthy addition to college curriculums. However, this idea relies on the faulty premise that if one is forced to volunteer that one will derive the same benefits as someone who does it out of their own desire to help. Mandatory service learning will not have the desired effect, and should not be forced upon students....   [tags: required student volunteer work]
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Working With Special Needs Students Changed My Life - "Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa Boom. A toy dashes across the room and slams against the nicely painted wall. A blood curdling scream comes racing through the room and my eyes rush towards a small little body sprawled out on the carpet. The body is tossing and turning about, kicking its arms and legs. While to some this predicament may seem unnerving, to me it is a normal night at OSEP. This past year I was giving the opportunity to volunteer at OSEP, a program for special needs children and their siblings....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning] 757 words
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Increasing Parental Participation in Lake Worth Middle School - The purpose of this study is to implement a plan to increase parental participation in Lake Worth Middle School. The target is parents of middle grade students in Lake Worth Middle School, who do not participate in the school process and are negatively affecting their children’s success. A comprehensive review of educational literature shows that most researchers agree about the importance of parental involvement to boost academic success (LaBahnn, 1995; Epstein, 1995; Henderson& Berla, 1994). LaBahnn (1995) explained that parental involvement not only benefits the student in question, but it also benefits the teacher, the school and the other students in the classroom....   [tags: Education]
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Service Learning: Working at the Youth Detention Center (YDC) - This semester I have been volunteering at the Youth Detention Center (YDC). YDC is a youth center for those youth ages 13-18 that have committed crimes, from running away from home to cutting the hydraulic brake lines of their parent's car. When is is concluded that the youth can no longer be active members in their communities, they are sent to YDC. There are four different units: H is for the youth that are in court right now but cannot stay at home, E is the girls unit, G unit is for the boys who committed minor crimes and felonies, and F unit is for the boys who committed major crimes and felonies such as sexual assault and dealing drugs....   [tags: detention center, youth]
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My Volunteer Experience at a Nursing Home - Up until a few years ago I never thought that one of my grandparents would be in a nursing home. I had always been lucky to have them healthy. However, this changed about a year ago when my grandfather had a mini-stroke, which caused him to require extra care my grandmother could not provide. Watching my family deal with my grandfather made me aware of the care and services the elderly need and has made me realize how important it is to volunteer at a local nursing home. My grandfather's stroke affected his legs and his memory, which made it difficult for him to walk....   [tags: Community Service, Service Learning]
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