Importance Of Volunteering In The Community

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All my life there has always been an emphasis on volunteering in the community. However, as I have gotten older I have really begun to observe how not only volunteering is important for those I am assisting, but also how it has begun to shape me as a person. I help out regularly in two main areas. The first is a Kids Quest leader at my local church and the second is as an assistant swim instructor. In both cases I get to be in an environment I love and thrive it, and that is around children. Being a Sunday school teacher is much more than what most people believe. Yes, we are there to guide children through their spiritual experience, but we are there to care and show them a type of love that the might not receive in their life. It is important …show more content…
To the kids you are with, you are more than just a regular teacher; you are their friend. I started off my journey teaching children when I was only 10 there have been approximately helping for 6 years. At that time, I was placed in a kindergarten class to be a leader whose main focus was cleaning up after kids and making sure they were not disruptive. Over the past couple years, I have learned classroom management as well as how to support my fellow leaders. This could be simple things like handing out name tags, or could be much greater like teaching a lesson No matter the task at hand I have always done it to the best of my ability in hopes that it will impact others. I’m seen as an example in South Abbotsford church. I am one of the first young leaders to be given their own class to manage. However, I hope to be an inspiration to those who have been discouraged to help, since they have been deemed as “too young” by …show more content…
I can not remember a time that I haven’t been involved in some time of swim lessons or club. My love for swimming brought the desire to be a lifeguard into my life at a young age. Recently I have completed all necessary swimming credentials in order to apply for a lifeguarding position. I have been volunteering as an assistant swim instructor for about nine months now in hopes that the hours with not only contribute to obtaining a position but also to continue gaining experience with children. Swimming is an incredible skill that can be very difficult to teach but is extremely rewarding when you have taught someone. I have been given the task to assist lessons that have screamed or crying kids. I get so much joy out of helping a swim instructor who has a difficult class since it means that they can continue teaching without a single kid slowing down the class. The kids I get to work with are amazing. They are always excited to work one on one with me which in turn makes me feel like I am making an impact in their lives. My hope is to create a passion within kids to put their all into something they love and that in order for them to be successful they have to work their hardest at it. This doesn’t just mean swimming, this can apply to their schoolwork or even in future

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