Title: Community service
Thesis statement: Community service is a social responsibility for all and it goes a long way in
improving the quality of peoples’ lives
Reflection on past community service experiences
How community service may be counterproductive
Challenges anticipated when carrying out youth mentoring community service
How community service makes a difference
Running head: COMMUNITY SERVICE
Community service refers to the non-profit activities that are performed by an individual
or team for the benefit of the community. Examples of community service include taking care of
the elderly, helping the homeless and community cleanup projects and youth mentoring. They
help in improving other people’s quality of lives and help students develop useful skills and
apply classwork in contemporary societal settings.
My Brief History with Community Service
I had the opportunity of catering to the homeless people around our neighborhood
whereby we engaged with the homeless people, provided them with clothes, meals, and
medicine. Besides that, I also volunteered at an assisted living facility where we spent the day
assisting the caretakers with chores and spending time visiting the elderly. Engaging in this
community service project had a significant positive impact on me. First, it enabled me to
develop some personal skills such as leadership and communication skills and organizational
skills. I got an opportunity to be exposed to real-world problems and learned how to solve them.
Moreover, it was fulfilling to have the opportunity to impact and improve the quality of life of
others positively. Spending time with the elderly made me appreciate life more and understand
the value of old people in society.
The difference of My Community Project from Other Projects
However, the experience I had carrying out these a...