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Volunteering - it's a good thing!


Friday, May 24, 2013

But not many people see that. As part of the requirements to complete high school here, students must complete 40 hours of community service. Students can start collecting hours the summer before they start grade 9 and must have the 40 hours done before the end of their grade 12 to graduate.

I have heard parents & students griping about having to do this. I think it's great! What a super way to try out different careers, jobs, hobbies without a huge commitment.

There are so, SO many organizations that need help. Why is this a chore?
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DOTTIEJANE1 5/30/2013 10:57AM

    I agree sounds like some POSITIVE PR is needed . Have volenteried for past 19 years in the public school system and still do .

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FARRAH511 5/24/2013 3:31PM

    It depends on the kind of person you are, for some is a chore because is something they are required to do, not something they desire to do....

Have a nice evening!

Farrah

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CRYSTALJEM 5/24/2013 2:31PM

    I think it's all in perspective. I bet most of those griping aren't thinking about gratification right here right now, and they've also failed to see the gratification they end up getting from volunteering. I think it's an excellent way for students (and adults) to experience many different opportunities that they wouldn't normally have in the course of their day. Sounds like the program needs some PR!

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