Community Service

By: Amy Simonin

*Community service is voluntary work intended to help people in a particular area.
*You can do community service easily by signing up and volunteering through different organizations.
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*Community service is healthy because you are relieving your stress by helping others, or your community out.

Examples:

-soup kitchens, food drives, pick up trash, volunteer locally

*It helps your body reduce stress. Studies show that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts common tension-producing patterns.

*Short term effects:

-It makes you feel good

-Other people receive the help they need

*Long term effects:

-There can be long term effects on the community

-Example: freshly painted community center

*Reasons for choosing this method:

1. It is good for you because it provides physical and mental rewards

2. It saves money. If volunteers were to get paid for their work, they would receive about $15.39 per hour. Since they don't get paid, more money can be spent on local improvements.

3. Promotes growth of self- esteem

4. Able to strengthen your community

Examples: -Schools can be improved because volunteers tutor students.

-It can support families because people volunteer at daycares and nursing homes.

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*Community service only has positive side effects. One of them is that it makes you feel better about yourself because you have helped others. Another one is that it raises your self- esteem.
Volunteers from the Soup Kitchen