Community Service Essay

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Community Service is an important activity every person should embrace as they are growing up. Doing community service, a person will find themself and be exposed to the lifestyles of other people, which also tends to make the volunteer more aware of the needs of the less fortunate. Volunteering also contributes to the result of more teenagers being more grateful for everything they have and thus they give more. This Sophomore year I wish I had done more community service than i had done and I regret not following through with the opportunities I was given. Growing up I was taught to give more than I receive. I enjoyed doing community service. It was the first time I was exposed to needy children, I had wanted to become a doctor indefinitely. Knowing that I wanted to pursue a career in medicine, I had registered to become a volunteer at the local Sharp hospital. This was a huge step into becoming more closely involved wtih the surroundings I would experience once I am through with medical school. However, this volunteer opportunity did not come true and until now, I am waiting for a phone call from a trainer. This is due to the budget cuts in the hopital and the Volunteer Program suffered from the cuts. Though it may seem like an uncool job at school, Mercury members benefit from the time and effort put in. Football season was our busiest time of the year and it demanded more time put into our day to Mercury. Members were either assigned to ticket booths, register at the concession stands, ticket receivers, and everybody had to assist with the clean-up at the end of the football game unles you left early with permission. Everytime you worked at a football game, you earned 5 hours tops of community service. This was not such a bad deal, plus you are able to receive about 15 plus hours of community service for a semester. You

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