What is Community Service?
Community service is work done by a person or group of people that benefits others. It is often done near the area where you live, so your own community reaps the benefits of your work. You do not get paid to perform community service.
Community service can help any group of people in need: children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, English language learners, and more. It can also help animals and it can be used to improve places.
Community service is often organized through a local group, such as a non-profit organization.
What are the Benefits of Community Service?
There are many benefits to participating in community service, and some of the most important ones are listed below.
Have the opportunity to help others: This is often the most important benefit of community service. Participating in it gives you the opportunity to know that you are improving someone's life and making your community better, and you get to see the direct impact of your work.
Gain hands-on experience: You can learn a lot of skills while performing community service such as construction, painting, customer service, and medical skills. You can also include your community service work on your resume.
Learn about different careers: Sometimes you can focus your community service in a field you may want to work in down the road. Some examples of this include volunteering at an animal shelter if you are thinking about becoming a veterinarian, working at a hospital if you want to be a doctor, or volunteering in a museum if you like history. The experience gained from community service can help you get an internship or job in the future, and it also gives you the opportunity to see how much you would really enjoy a particular career.
Personal growth: Doing community service has personal benefits as well. It often makes participants more organized, responsible, and compassionate, which all good qualities to have, as well as qualities that both colleges and employers like to see in applicants.
Gain new friends: A final benefit is that you can meet a lot of great people while doing community service. Community service is often done in groups, so it’s easy to make friends with the people you are working with. You may also become friends with the people you are helping, especially if you volunteer at the same place regularly.
Contact us for information about Community Service opportunities at DogAblity Center.