Service Learning and Its Importance
By: Deniz E., Trevor H., Abhi C., Nathan P., Ryley A.
Our Contribution to the Organization
Our Next Step
Volunteering at the Christmas Store
Some Photos of Us Volunteering
On Monday we started planning how we were going to do the project. We decided that we were going to do our service project on soldiers Angels and help out soldiers families for the holiday season. We created a doc to put all our info on then we're going to transfer it onto our webpage.
On Wednesday we called Heather to secure our plans for our service learning and she gave us another number that was the soldier's Angels representative in Dallas. We then emailed the new representative to find volunteering options in our area.
On Thursday, we started the creation of our smore. Beth contacted us with volunteering options. However, since they were too far away, we had to decline. We then decided that since we have already done much research about this organization, we should go ahead and donate to them. But since this is not a form of direct service learning, we decided to add on to our project, by find volunteering opportunities near us.
Today we talked to a woman at Valley Ranch Baptist Church about volunteering options. She told us that Saturday afternoon was a good time to volunteer so we prepared to volunteer then.
We inserted photos that we took into our research document. We then started planning the presentation.
We distributed roles of the presentation throughout the group and practiced presenting.
Conclusion and Wrap-Up
Volunteer is essential to becoming a more humanitarian person. Likewise with service learning, and everybody should do either of these at least once in their life. We have to understand that some people in this world are less fortunate than others, and it is one’s job to fulfill and help these less fortunate people. Volunteering is also a powerful way of tackling the problems we see in our world today, such as poverty, inequality, and many other things. Through service learning, students, and even teachers can learn a whole lot, and it produces a final product that is the cumulative event of people in a group working hard to achieve an end goal. These thing help change communities one step at a time. They help educate the public on current issues. They keep our streets clean. They bring a smile to a face. These are the things that make our world a better place, slowly, but surely.
Group Roles and Citations
Deniz Evlioglu- Research, contact representatives, introduction, conlcusion, create product.
Trevor Holmes- Research, create organization overview, journals 1-3.
Abhi Cherikuri- Research, contact representatives, contribution slide
Nathan Payan- Research, contact representatives, volunteering slide, take pictures at VRBC.
Ryley Andrews- Research, journals 4-6, journals slide, create product.
Citations for Pictures, Organization Research
- "About Us." Soldiers' Angels -. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.
- "Soldiers' Angels Name Provided Directly to GuideStar from Organization* as Of: 08/26/2015: Soldiers' AngelsOrganization Name as Listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/09/2015: SOLDIERS ANGELS* GuideStar Encourages Organizations to Regularly Updat." GuideStar Nonprofit Profile for Soldiers' Angels. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.
- "Volunteering in America: 8.1 Billion Hours Served." Volunteering in America: 8.1 Billion Hours Served. Web. 16 Dec. 2015.