“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” This is a famous quote by Winston Churchill talking about the importance of helping others. Community service has been a forever, long service done by generous people in communities in the effort to improve their neighborhood. Those who have done community service projects have greatly benefited from their work, gaining memorable experiences, and building unique character traits. Students are always encouraged to volunteer for not only the experience and character building, but also for applying for colleges. The admission levels for universities is becoming more competitive, asking for more outgoing students. One major tool that has been helpful to setting themselves apart from most of their classmates is their volunteering services. Students have volunteered at soup kitchens, orphanages, elderly homes, and at school projects. What the students put into their volunteering experiences will show immensely in their character. Everybody needs help at one point in their lives. And it’s okay, we’re all human beings. And if everyone learns to get along and to help each other, the world will become a much greater place. The great philosopher Confucius said: “He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own.” Some people want to find some way to give back to their community, and help those that cannot help themselves.
Those in this situation have been able to volunteer and make other people’s day. People who have gone to hospitals and aided with the elderly, have had conversations with them and had listened to their life stories. The elderly in this situation are always more than thankful for having a conversation with someone and being listened to. In the same scene, volunteers are also able to work with children, playing games with them, reading and painting with them. Again, putting a smile on their face is all the payment a volunteer needs to make them feel grateful for doing this type of service. Many people who have volunteered gain a type of growth that they cannot get anywhere else. Volunteers are given the opportunity to see this life from a variety of different angles, making them appreciate their own lives. When a person volunteers, they are able to give as much of their time as they want, making the commitment their own. I suggest that you all go volunteer somewhere. One of the easiest things about volunteering is getting involved. There are countless organizations and charities that are always looking for an extra hand to put a smile on someone’s face. If you volunteer, you will not just change your own life, but also the life of another.