Community involvement provides an environment in which we develop the skills and acquire the knowledge that can help us make a difference in our rapidly changing society. It strives to provide us opportunities to make decisions and encouragement to satisfy our academic needs responsibly and effectively. My contributions to the community are not huge but i did try to make a difference by helping sick patients in the hopital and contribution in red cross.
Firs of all , i wants to talk about my experience in Riverdale Hospital. It was a very different and interesting experience. I was involved in therapeutic program which held every saturday. The condition of this program was to inform patients about the program that was held in the auditorium of the hospital. If any patient was interested, i have to explain them the nature of the program and bring them down to the auditorium. During the program , i have to supervise the patients and make sure everything is goin
I did filing for counsellor and teachers. I didn't know how to sew but during this experience i learned a new thing. By becoming a Riverdale hospital volunteer i got opportunity not only to help others but also share new experiences, develop new skills, expole career options and meet lots of different people. I assissted patients in using computers and searching specific books they wants to read. There are billions of people who need help , so if anyone is capable of helping them they should get up and participatet. It may not change the lives of billion people , but if it can change one life it worth it. In addition, i worked in the library of the hospital . Also, its giving me a satisfaction that i am helping those poor people that also needs happiness at christmas time. I gained skills like inter-personal , communication, organizational and managerial skills . Also, on special occassions like valentines , christmas , thanksgiving i helped patients in making arts and crafts. I made stockings for red cross during christmas time. Those patients taught me that we should live happy in every situation of life , we should bear the hard storms of life and we should accept every challenge with open arms. It was just an relaxing exercise for them , just to them a break from the gloomy and sad atmosphere of the hospital.