ommunity service means more to me, then
(than) completing hours and turning them in. It
(more clarity?) builds character, leadership, and integrity. Community service also,
(delete) stands as a foundation builder to becoming
(become) a more caring person, opening you
(he or she (since you used a person)) up to many opportunities that can carry you a very long way
Over my high school course, I have completed many different community service projects, ranging from events as big as food banks and can food drives, to services as small as shoveling snow for the elderly. Of all these projects, although, one stood out the most to me. What started out as a church visit to gain community service hours at the Men's shelte
(?) escalated into something more. While spending time at the shelter, I served food and was allowed to sit and have conversation with the families there, being opened up to things that I couldn't possibly imagine. At my school, I am a Star ranked Boy Scout of Troop 3030, and currently hold the position as senior patrol leader. One requirement of this rank was to complete six community service hours. With this objective completed after two trips to the shelter, I could have easily stopped attending and volunteering at the shelter, but I wanted to do more. To start off helping the shelter, I started off by just encouraging more children to come and fellowship with the other children that were at the shelter. When It hit the winter seasons, I took part in helping my school run coat drives for coats, gloves, etc., and distribute them to the families at the shelter, completing the goal of putting smiles on the faces.
Through this volunteering, I was able to see firsthand of the struggles families are put in today because of the pounding economy. Instead of thinking about myself and my well being similar to before, I constantly think of ways I can help other people, and the shelter. I am glad I participated in going to the shelter the first time I went. It has instilled in me the key components for becoming the person I want and need to be for growing up in the real world. Hopefully, in the future, I can lead a toy drive in honor of the shelter, and distribute the toys among the kids.