Volunteering (Gardening and Helping People with Special-Needs)

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UNI 101
April 22, 2013
Volunteering
Love, help and peace are the synonyms of volunteering. Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart (Elizabeth Andrew). Also, volunteering could be defined as any activity or service that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that assists someone else, the local community or the environment. Although it provides a great opportunity for personal development, it’s a way of getting confidence and learning new skills or putting your existing skills to good use. Also, it can improve your studying prospects by learning new things through your daily experience. Not only your studying prospects, but also employment prospects can be enhanced by helping you gain work experience, if you are unemployed or thinking of a career change. Volunteering can provide you with something interesting, useful and fun to do in your spare time. It is a great way to meet new people, make new friends and give something back to your community. In addition, volunteering can be skillful and powerful by practicing it quite often and become a professional-level volunteering. On the other side, volunteering can be for everyone; there are no specific ages to volunteer, as long as you can handle it, you are in. There are many types or task of volunteering: work with animals, gardening, feeding homeless people, working with children, supporting older people, working in a hospital, cleaning a university’s hallway, tutoring, etc. During my first semester here in Saint Martin’s University, I volunteered in two different fields, which are helping people with special needs and on campus gardening. To expand my experience, I’m was volunteering for spring semester in Saint Martin’s University’s garden, where we work in planting some plants such as apple, onion, beans, potato and flowers. Not only gardening, but also I volunteered to help special-needs people at a local church. There is a quote by Erma Bombeck says, “Volunteers are...
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