FEBRUARY 11, 2015
MY 2nd DAY - JOURNAL
Today is another day! We went to the barangay to cleen the street again.
As I researched about community service, i’ve found this short document. It says, “ Volunteers are not paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.” - Sherry Anderson. On average, when people think about community service, they assume that volunteering is just ‘hours we need to be able to graduate’ and that is it. Community service is more than just hours; community service is based on the acts performed by someone with the purpose of helping or bringing benefits to his or her community. People frequently compare community service as a punishment since it is often offered to small-time offenders as an alternative to fines or jail time. And that was also what I was thinking especially when days are hot! However, community service is the vital force to many communities since they depend on the service made by the volunteers to be able to grow. Nowadays, the words “community service” and “volunteering” are being used constantly. People tend to forget or misunderstand the real meaning or significance of volunteering.”
Trashes are always there, candy covers, plastics, dried leaves, and etc. People just looked at those trashes. It became normal to them to see trashes everywhere.
I realized that many of the residents stay there just to live but not having the intention to keep their place clean and free from pollution. There are things that are wrong but happening yet it became normal in the sight of many.
Doing community service taught me to look at being a volunteer as something worth to be proud of. It taught me to become initiative especially when something is needed to be fixed or organized. I’m glad that I felt guilt every time I throw garbage everywhere. It’s just a beginning. Someday, I’ll see myself as a responsible and a very initiative individual. Not today but someday. :D...
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