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The Importance Of Volunteer In My Community

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Volunteers are selfless beings, who are vital participants in societies and give their time to helping individuals and the community at large. Volunteers work with others as a team to make a meaningful contribution to a better community. The VIP (Volunteers Interacting with Patients) program has a local and global relevance by promoting the involvement of people in the lives of communities and of a wider society through its projects and volunteering. This experience has instilled in me a stronger connection and awareness of people in my community, as well as, people in other societies. This semester I had the opportunity to work as a VIP volunteer at the CAMC General Hospital, where the VIP volunteer program originally started. Previously I have worked as a VIP volunteer at CAMC General Hospital during the summer of 2015, so I was familiar with what my duties were and what my expectations would be. I wanted to volunteer to learn and gain leadership and social skills as I interact with hospital staff and patients, and to contribute to my community and CAMC. I believe each person has…show more content…
I want to be a physician assistant in the near future, and part of being a good PA is having a good relationship with my community. My community has given a lot to me and I want to give back to my community. Part of what builds that good relationship is being active in the community, having human compassion, building trust, and learning how to interact with people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. This takes practice, and overtime, working as a volunteer has strengthened my professional and social skills, which will be beneficial to me as a PA in the future. Becoming more active in the community has also made me feel more passionate about service. Once I become a PA and after working in my community, I hope to go beyond that and provide my service and skills abroad to areas that are in
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