Additionally, I have to say I thoroughly enjoy the sincere appreciation that the directors of the organization show after a day of volunteer work.
The Legacy Scholarship has introduced me to many organizations whose directors have devoted their life to helping others, therefore the least I can do is help out when I can.
Through completing these responsibilities, I gain a sense of fulfillment and happiness in my life, knowing that I am helping to improve the life of another human being.
Another volunteer experience I had was at a Boy Scout camp last summer.
However, I had no idea that my 40 hours of community service would turn into over 400 hours, for no reason other than the fact that I love it!!
Through volunteering I have learned that many organizations exist only with the help of volunteers from the community, I have seen the amount of joy that volunteering brings to those who you are helping out, I discovered a feeling of self-satisfaction that no other activity can bring, and What if we did not have a Petroleum Museum to show visitors and newcomers what our fine city was founded on?It truly makes me appreciate everything I have been given and it makes me more willing to give back to those who are less fortunate than I am.Volunteering provides me with a new perspective on my life, by seeing the trials and struggles of others that I am able to help them overcome through my service.Others do it because they feel like helping out the community and want nothing in return.Mostly the people who have to do community service are people who break the law, and to pay back the community for their crime they have to do community service.This camp was just taking shape and was in desperate need of basic necessities.A group of us older scouts worked many hours over the course of a week to improve the grounds by transporting gravel from the river bed to the camp trails and pulling up foul-smelling lily pads out of the lake so that these parts of the camp could be used that year and many years to come.My father and I were asked to visit 2-3 families of our church each and every month.This “job” as I saw it, consisted of watching over these families and providing them with help as they required of it.As I continued to serve fellow church members in my community, I began to mature and in turn, I began to enjoy it more and more.I came to recognize the act of volunteering as a civic responsibility and, as a Christian, my duty to God.