Sum­mer Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Makes A Happy You

SUM­MER COM­MU­NITY SER­VICE MAKES A HAPPY YOU!

DREAM TEEN Magazine - - Contents - By Lau­ren Cham­b­liss Her­nan­dez

Sum­mer is here and there is ex­cite­ment all around! Beach days, car­ni­vals, cot­ton candy, fun in the sun, ice cream, fam­ily cook­outs, sleep-in morn­ings and time with friends are all yours for the tak­ing. But there is more you can do that will make you happy and bring joy to oth­ers… COM­MU­NITY SER­VICE!

Vol­un­teer­ing is a great way to make a dif­fer­ence in your com­mu­nity. Dur­ing your sum­mer break, carve out time to help oth­ers. Vol­un­teer­ing to help oth­ers is a great way to build your pro­file and it gives you ex­pe­ri­ence in a field you may want to pur­sue. It al­lows you to meet other peo­ple, try new things and have fun while do­ing so. We have com­piled a list of five rea­sons to do com­mu­nity ser­vice this sum­mer!

LEAD­ER­SHIP DE­VEL­OP­MENT

En­gag­ing in com­mu­nity ser­vice shows that you know how to work with other peo­ple. It will also pro­vide lead­er­ship skills such as ef­fec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, prob­lem solv­ing, and time man­age­ment. Your fu­ture self will thank you!

GAIN PRO­FES­SIONAL EX­PE­RI­ENCE

Through vol­un­teer­ing, you may dis­cover your hid­den tal­ents and gain knowl­edge in spe­cial in­ter­ests you may want to pur­sue in the fu­ture. Vol­un­teerism can be a pos­si­ble step­ping stone to ca­reer op­por­tu­ni­ties. Gain­ing ex­pe­ri­ence from free on the job train­ing is in­valu­able!

MEET NEW PEO­PLE & WORK ON A TEAM

Meet­ing new peo­ple from dif­fer­ent back­grounds and work­ing on a team, that shares a com­mon goal, is al­ways a win! Work­ing with oth­ers will help to build your in­ter­per­sonal skills and your con­fi­dence. Re­mem­ber T.E.A.M = To­gether Ev­ery­one

OP­POR­TU­NITY TO TRY NEW THINGS

Get out and try some­thing new while help­ing oth­ers. There is a whole world out there and so many op­por­tu­ni­ties to learn. En­gag­ing in dif­fer­ent causes and projects shows your ver­sa­til­ity

MAKES YOU HAP­PIER

En­gag­ing in com­mu­nity ser­vice is the best way to en­rich and bring mean­ing to your life! Live a hap­pier and health­ier life…be­come a vol­un­teer to­day!

VOL­UN­TEER OP­POR­TU­NI­TIES:

Lit­er­acy Pro­gram Lo­cal Parks Mu­se­ums Sum­mer camps An­i­mal Shel­ters Nurs­ing Homes Day Care Cen­ters Li­braries And so many more! Find what makes you happy while help­ing oth­ers!

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