Essay About Volunteering

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Share your Talents! Volunteer
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to volunteer.
Thesis Statement: Volunteering can help you learn more about yourself and even put you on a path to your future career. – Unknown
Organizational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence
Introduction (Attention)
I. Attention Getting Device--- “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and discrimination, it is man-made and can be removed by actions of human beings.” – Nelson Mandela
II. Topic Introduction--- According to the Foundation’s Kids Count there is currently 27,000 children in Utah living in areas of concentrated poverty.
III. Demonstrating the Importance--- The best known benefit of volunteering is the impact on the community and if we all volunteered we could have a better and safer community. I do volunteer each month at our local food pantry in Layton and would like to tell you some of the personal benefits from volunteering.
IV. Main Points--- Today I will discuss the necessaries in our community, ways we can help and what our community might look like if we all helped out.
I. Need: There are many struggles in our community and it affects us all.
a. Families living in poverty have significant needs, which need to be directed.
i. Increase of poverty – The increase of poverty has taken a toll on children.
1. Childhood infections – Children living in extreme poverty have a higher chance of detaining any diseases. They have a much higher rate to have impaired vision, hearing and a higher than normal levels of lead in the blood which can damage brain function. (Carter, 2013)
2. Children go very hungry – Poverty sets a strong risk for children because of poor nutrition and will experience more health problems leading to an incre...

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...t makes us feel more efficient, and therefore like we are less stressed and hurried. (HUFFPOST HEALTHY LIVING , 2012) ii. Also volunteering looks great on a resume. It demonstrates that you are taking your own time to help others in need and that you have other interest beyond the office.
[Transition: With our volunteering works, we can make a happier day for those in our community.] (Joanna Saisan, 2013)
I. Action: We can all help out in many different ways.
a. Repeat thesis point and why we all should volunteer, three easy things you can do to help out, and some of the benefits of volunteering.
II. Conclusion---You can make a difference
a. You never know when you would need help one day.
b. I encourage you all to volunteer in our community to help those in need.
c. Volunteering is a great way to strengthen your community so please do your part.
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