Topics: Volunteering, Volunteer, Thought Pages: 3 (1334 words) Published: May 1, 2013
Heidi Somers
Mr. Lewis
Humanities 1301
Service Learning Project
I woke up bright and early 2 hours out of San Antonio where I was camping at with a big group of friends from my crossfit gym. We had scheduled this camping trip months ago so I told them if I came I would have to leave very early for a project. I drove straight home and thought about the volunteer work I signed up for at Haven for Hope. I wondered why it was so easy to volunteer as a class group but when you try to call or book online they make it difficult for volunteers to get in there. In the past I had looked at volunteering at various places because I do enjoy giving back to the community and just being able to help someone else. It’s hard enough for me to find any time to volunteer since I work 2 jobs and go to school full time so when projects like this come up I do stress out. Researching places to volunteer can be difficult because you must get a background check, certain shots, or other various things. Not a lot of people have time to volunteer in the first place but having to go through so many obstacles can be frustrating when all you want to do is help the community.

Upon arriving at Haven for Hope running on 1 hour of sleep I was a little cranky and not in the mood to be around people, which I will admit is selfish. I realized that the shelter was closed on Sundays so I walked around for a bit and found The Food Bank. I told them I was from a humanities class and she had me sign in and write what teacher, what school, my age, and asked me a few questions about the assignment. This annoyed me and I was thinking “Jeez lady just let me volunteer and help out the community” but I kept my thoughts to myself. I asked where do I go and the security guard pointed at a big building inside the closed off arena-looking backyard. Once I walked up to the door I realized it was locked and I sighed thinking “Maybe this volunteer work is not meant to be”. I asked random people...
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