Passion and Motivation
Never in my wildest dreams would I ever imagined that community service could be such a rewarding experience. For the past 3 years I continue to volunteer at a local church summer camp program as one of the adult counselors for arts & crafts. The camp works around two different schedules, one is an alternate, both include prayer, bible lessons, snack, music, play outside and other activities. I figured with the opportunity to do community service, I could take advantage of this situation by doing something I was passionate about; because I enjoy helping kids learn and play with if I given the opportunity. I knew this was going to be a great choice because of my passion working with children; but I didn’t think that volunteering at the camp would have such an impact on my life.
Similar to my peers through volunteer work I had the pleasure of meeting a group of wonderful kids grades pre-k to 6th, and youth counselors 8th grade to 12th grade. When they needed help with their projects or to tie their shoe they would come running to me to ask for help with whatever they needed; and the youth volunteers were a pleasure to work with ready to follow orders and help with the groups of campers on call. Volunteering their made me feel good because it was someone they looked up to and I had the ability to help by giving back to the youth in my community; the love and respect the kids showed me made me realize how much I loved working with children. I looked forward to going to the church to spend time with these kids this August I know I will feel the same; because they always made me smile and feel happy to be there with them.
Work is a positive thing for many people. To some people,work may be described as a place to escape from the kids, or even a time consumption thing for a single or retired person; but most importantly it is what we do in order to provide for our families and ourselves. Work is something that we all will experience at...