Your school newspaper recently started up an English-language column which features articles by students.
ARTICLES WANTED: Why I decided to volunteer
Have you ever participated in a service project? What was the experience like? Describe the activities you did, what you learned, and what motivated you to take part.
The best articles will be published in our next edition.
Write your article in the comments ? (or send to me privately by message if you prefer).
When I was a student a lot of campaigns in favour of recycle were being promoted. I decided to take part in an activity organized by a group of volunteers that collected all the old plastic bags inside a supermarket and, on the other side, provided each client with a new recyclable bag that could be used again and again. This new bug was free with a receipt of almost 20 euro spent in the supermarket, otherwise it was possible to buy the new shopping bug for the cost of 3 euro. I found this activity very rewarding for myself, first of all because I knew a lot of interesting people who, like me, decided to volunteer. I have seen also that if you want promote an idea it is necessary to believe in it, so that people would react in a positive way. After this experience I took part in other activities similar to this, because after having done something that could be useful for the community, I feel myself better.
To be volunteer
Nowadays, in this capitalist world where we live, Would be our life better if each others’ help instead of going to market to buy all we need? How would you feel if help someone?
I would like to tell you my personal experience about it. Several years ago i stayed several months in Senegal, I was working there and i didn’t know anybody. one day in the spanish’s embassy someone spoke to me about the Cervantes Institute. This center had an activity where University African students and Spanish people shared some hours a week speaking Spanish. I thought it would being a fantastic experience, so i started to teach Spanish to students. At first i met one day a week but in little time it attracted me so much that i attended every day in the afternoon. apart from speaking Spanish I took up to teach to write. It was a wonderful time there where i knew many people. I am in touch with them yet. At this moment in Spain i go on collaborating with a group of Spanish people who teach Spanish to African people who arrive in Spain just now. I don’ t have words to describe the excellent emotion produce me when i see how people can improve their communication in little time.
I believe that Being volunteer in every area is some very special in our life because when you help someone, that aim is really important so that person, however it doesn’t suppose much for you.
If I were you I would try to be a volunteer there where you are.