The Importance Of Volunteering

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The Importance Of Volunteering

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https://www.rrps.net/district/about_our_district/community_partners/Volunteers

https://www.rrps.net/district/about_our_district/community_partners/Volunteers

Tori Watson, Staff Reporter

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By: Tori Watson, Staff Reporter

Volunteering is known to be important when going into and out of high school. Most people start volunteering in middle school to earn service hours in early school years. To volunteer is to freely offer to do something.  A certain amount of volunteering is also needed in order to graduate high school. Volunteering can be important for various different reasons such as, how it looks on college applications, being able to obtain scholarships, how it looks on a resume, and once again being able to graduate high school.

Volunteering can be doing different things, there is no wrong way to volunteer. Volunteering can consist of helping a teacher grade papers, participating in community service, helping feed the homeless, helping out with an after school club, cooking for others, and much more. To volunteer for hours at Manatee High School, first guidance has to approve of the activity that is considered “volunteering.” Then, on the school website under Academics, guidance department, community service forms are ready to print. Volunteer hours will only count if the supervises initials, parent initials, and the volunteer service coordinator initials are provided on the paper. What you learned during your community service activity must also be included on the paper.

Volunteering is not only important for the volunteer, but also for the person being helped. Mrs. Ansbro, one of Manatee High School’s guidance counselors states,

“Volunteering is important because it’s a way of giving back to the community and helping people is always important.” Ms.C, another guidance counselor at Manatee High, agreed with her statement.

Volunteering can be started at any age, but they won’t be counted as community service hours until middle school. Middle school community service hours do not count towards the requirement of hours that is needed to graduate high school. Ms. C stated,

“Students should start volunteering as soon as they graduate from middle school to have more options.”

Taking part in an activity that gives back to the community can also help future references. For example, if a student decides to help volunteer in a kitchen to feed the homeless and ends up liking the experience, he or she may want to pursue being a cook. If students take part in activities that they end up liking they can consider it then a hobby or a possible future career. On the other hand, if a student ends up disliking an experience they can learn to then stray away from similar things in the future. Lastly, Mrs. Ansbro stated,

“I also think volunteering can help you choose your career path.”

 

 

 

 

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Tori Watson, Staff Reporter

Tori Watson is a sophomore at Manatee High School, she enjoys reading and participates in the National Honors Society. She loves to scrapbook in her spare...

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