Picking up trash from the ocean helps so the ocean does not become toxic. Benefits of Volunteerism in High School Those four years in are the perfect time to volunteer. The obvious merit of community service is not debatable - students learn to appreciate lending a hand while non-profits put those hands to good use. If community service is required, some people may not want to do it. When a teenager volunteers their time and talents, they are doing things for others that will also impact their own lives. Schools and the communities they're in ought to create an atmosphere where volunteerism is rewarded and not looked upon as a task. Community service is great for high school student in the future.
They looked even further into these groups and tracking the change in attitude toward civic engagement from those who were more or less inclined to volunteer. Do not assume anything, always ask questions. Helping students develop these traits now sets them up to become leaders for the rest of their lives. However, we must understand that learning does not only happen within a classroom and knowledge does not come exclusively from books. It gives you a feel of the world outside of high school and lets you get a feel of different jobs and professions. It is quite another to travel to a third world nation and look into the eyes of a dying child.
While this may be true, many other experiences are educational yet should not be mandatory for high school students. These kids are just teenagers and we are putting so much stress on them already. Through community service, students get hands-on experience at an early age about how they can improve society and the lives of others. Also, requiring community service takes away from the experience. So the question this poses is that should volunteering be mandatory for more than just punishment? Is the work appropriate for the students? However, to be forced to do so on top of their school work and home chores is just wrong. For the purposes of this research, the use of the terms service-learning and community service will be used interchangeably in a general sense of their definitions. Having students volunteer makes it easier for them to have an opportunity to be leaders and make a difference.
Olivia Reed By Olivia Reed Every spring students at my school start to hear reminders for seniors to turn in their community service hours in order to graduate. Open communication between adults ensures that the kids have adequate supervision. In his research he discovers that student opinion on community service and civic engagement was based upon the structure of the program. Volunteering promotes leadership and awareness as students take an active role in their communities. They don't want to do the community service so I am not going to let you force my child into doing so. It makes the task of helping others more fun when kids can sign up to volunteer with their friends. By seeing the hardships that could be their own future, students can learn the importance of working hard in school and avoiding risky and inappropriate behaviors.
The task is not one which entails an outrageous amount of work and can leave students with an experience that shows them that giving back is not only good for those they are giving to but for themselves as well. People who volunteer at an age where social interaction is essential, high school, will carry this message with them through life. Students who are considering dropping out of school can talk to unemployed people who wish they had a second chance at getting an education. It will help students decide what they are and are not cut out for in the work force. Community service is being forced upon students all over the country.
In order to truly complete the education the public school system promises, high school students should spend time volunteering in their community. Highschoolers would need to set aside several hours just for this work as it requires so much time. Nearby to this art camp, there were other aides helping a basketball camp. Giving back to your community also gives you recognition amongst your fellow neighbors. The students pick their own discussion topics.
Teenagers who work in family businesses or farms have a sense of themselves as contributors. Those who support this program feel that this will help students both to prepare for future jobs and to assist in their communities. A teacher or parent should ensure proper supervision. Is the work appropriate for the students? Besides teaching valuable life skills, volunteering may lead to a part-time job opportunity. Helping people, cleaning up around your community, or even donating something to a local charity can be a very rewarding experience for students.
Students benefit from exposure to diversity and become more socially and personal responsible when they are involved in community service. By working hands-on with people in the community, students can turn the abstract ideas they learn in school to real-life skills. A volunteer should be freely willing to give of him or herself, not be coerced into doing it with the threat of a failing grade. But they should not be forced to do something that might be unrealistic for some to achieve, in order to graduate high school and go on to greater things in life. Schools should't be allowed to force students to do something that they don't want to do.
It's a great learning opportunity for the students and help them learn about the world. Impress Admissions Officials There are a lot of high school students with impressive records. We need a holistic view of education and citizenship in order to continue functioning as a society. If someone doesn't want to do the community service, the school shouldn't force it. It also works well and looks good on resumes. Encouraging good work for a good cause is one thing; driving students to the good work for the sake of graduating is another.