Community service is defined as work intended to help people and society. It can be represented in many forms such as volunteering, donations, and community events. But why is service so important? Believe it or not, there are many daily problems in our local communities. By volunteering and participating in charitable events, you can really give your time and effort to help address these problems. In addition, your altruistic actions can earn you great recognition and can enhance your reputation (which can often precede you in the business world). Here are some further explanations on the power of community service.
What are some examples of community service?
Community service is any form of assistance to your community. Some examples include raising money for a blood drive, helping senior citizens, removing litter, serving in a soup kitchen, and spending time at an animal shelter. All of these actions positively contribute to a community. Through your volunteer efforts and involvement in charitable events, you have the opportunity to help other people, provide aid to animals, improve your environment, and contribute to the well-being of your society.
How can I get involved in community service?
There are many ways to get involved in such efforts. Many universities have organizations dedicated to volunteer work. In addition, there are many local and national charities such as Habitat for Humanity and March of Dimes that hold drives, events, and volunteer opportunities. If you reach out to some of these charities, you will surely find some work to participate in as a young adult volunteer. Finally, you can initiate community involvement yourself. You can organize your own donation event to support those in your campus town, create your own volunteering opportunity, or start a PBL chapter and get members to join by emphasizing the service aspect of our organization. There are many ways to get involved!
How can community service benefit me?
Your volunteer work can earn you awards from your community and from other organizations. FBLA-PBL is an example of one such organization. Also, your work in community service can be a resume builder. Colleges and employers like to see applicants who are involved in their community and who have a selfless nature. Volunteering often requires teamwork, leadership, and organizational skills. All of these are valuable skills to have in a workplace.
Community service can definitely can add to your resume and can earn you some impressive awards. But remember, service is more than just recognition and awards. It is a way to help those who are less fortunate than you. It is a way to be a contributing member of your community and society. So, go out today and get involved in some community service!