In the past few years I have observed that many students have little or no experience volunteering. I would like to hear from each student in a 900 word essay the following: Most students state they want to help people? How do you know that if you have never volunteered? Please explain in great detail. Merely wanting to help and be kind is not enough. If you really want to help people, what are your reasons for not having volunteered in some manner, to at the very least get a "feel" for actually helping people. I look forward to your responses. You can post your response in course sites. I will also observe many of your over the next few months to see if you seek out opportunities to volunteer! SERVICE is a part of social work!
I agree that it may be difficult to have the desire or feeling to help others if you have never really have taken the time out to volunteer. Although I do empathize with this concern I can’t say that I have never contributed any of my time to an organization or cause. I have enjoyed the action of volunteering and have contributed my time for years. I began volunteering in eighth grade as a summer youth camp counselor and from then I was hooked. For me volunteering brings a sense of purpose and new experiences, and each experience has shaped my mind differently. I feel that volunteering is very beneficial and should be something that everyone takes part of at least once in their life. Volunteering can teach teamwork, patience and most importantly perspective. These traits are essentially useful to a future successful social worker because they are great communicators, particularly when it comes to listening. I believe that most people do not like to volunteer because there is no financial gain involved for the individual. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development, socialization, and fun; but it is also intended to make contacts for possible employment. Others serve on an as-needed basis, such as in response to a natural...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document