The Value Of Community Service

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A community is similar to a puzzle; without one of the pieces it is never flawless. Being a part of a community and participating in community service doesn’t only better us, but it helps the general public. When I signed up to volunteer at Sanford Health I wasn’t sure if I was truly helping anyone or even making a difference. Never did I think that the service I was providing would have such a positive outcome. Although I had originally thought that by volunteering I would be providing a simple service by helping nurses and tending to patients, I now know that I’ve made a difference in the lives of both those nurses as well as their patients and in doing so have impacted my own thoughts on the value of community service. In fact, it’s clear …show more content…
Providing aid to others not only benefits them but it also benefits me by strengthening my values. Serving those who are in desperate need at the time made me into a more valuable person. My main goal in this practice was only to broaden my experience with patients, but it turned into much more. I became close with the patients and in fact started to care about them on a more personal level. Connecting with those patients was a life changing experience for me. It was something I definitely didn’t expect to get out of, but I am happy that I did. One of the roles I played in the patients’ lives was offering them comfort and a shoulder to lean on. Furthermore, I was there to assist them with any physical needs they had. Even thoughp technically I was the one serving the patients I feel like it was a mutual serving experience. I say this because the patients served me by helping me gain more knowledge not only in the medical field, but also become more passionate about providing aid to …show more content…
Some people may find a better way to spend their Monday evenings, but I relished the opportunity I was given by working with the staff and patients. This was a life changing experience for me that made my desire to become a doctor even greater. The most important part of this whole experience was being able to be a part of something meaningful. Like Deepak Chopra said, “There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.” Being a part of a community showed me that each one of us is a piece to a big jigsaw

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