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My First Volunteer Experience

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by: Luyan Y.
4/07/17

My first volunteering service was in October 2010, when I volunteered for my local library's book sale day. At the time, I didn't know what a volunteer was. I heard the word before but it didn't have any meaning to me. I remember, my favorite librarian was telling me about the event a few weeks... Read More

Meals By Grace

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by: Sydney B.
1/06/17

Meals By Grace is an local organization that helps prepare food for people in need. Every Sunday they host a Service Day where volunteers can come to sort and deliver a week's worth of food to families in our community. One Sunday I had the great pleasure of joining the Meals By Grace team and... Read More

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by: Siera W.
4/24/17

My first time volunterring was in 9th grade. We was building a school garden. We had to wok as a team and make positions of who was doing what. The exprience was great because, all my friends was volunteering with me and I also gained new ones. Also, I love gardening,we planted new vegatables,... Read More

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Habitat for Humanity

by: Jake W.
4/24/17

One of the most fulfilling volunteer experiences that I've been apart has been from my time serving with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is an incredible organization in that they not only provide immediately for those in need of housing, but in that they also prepare said people for... Read More

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Love of Literature

by: Tahj S.
4/24/17

My love for literature began when i was 3 years old. Diving in books like Magic Tree House, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Junie B. Jones, and much more. Reading has expanded my mind in ways that i didn't even see possible. With my knowledge, i am going to become a teacher and inspire others... Read More

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Comunity Service Class of @017

4/20/17

I went to Habitat for Humanity and I asked to Volunteer  to try something new I didn't understand what I was going to be doing until they said come ready to get dirty on Saturday. I didn't understand what kind of community service I was going to be doing that was having you expected to get dirty... Read More

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Community Service Class of 017

4/20/17

I went to Habitat for Humanity and I asked to Volunteer  to try something new I didn't understand what I was going to be doing until they said come ready to get dirty on Saturday. I didn't understand what kind of community service I was going to be doing that was having you expected to get dirty... Read More

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Comunity Service Class of @017

4/20/17

I went to Habitat for Humanity and I asked to Volunteer  to try something new I didn't understand what I was going to be doing until they said come ready to get dirty on Saturday. I didn't understand what kind of community service I was going to be doing that was having you expected to get dirty... Read More

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Comunity Service Class of 2017

4/20/17

Books of Africa is an organization that collects books to send to the most neediest parts of Africa.  The various countries in Africa use the books in classrooms and some for personal use. The time spent at Books of Africa was an enlightening experience. As I was sorting through the books, I was... Read More

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What have you learned while working in your community?

by: Andria M.
4/20/17

The most important thing I have learned while working and volunteering in my community is that I am extremely lucky for having the opportunities that I have had in my life. I have realized that not everyone in my community has had the same fortunate, healthy life that I have had and volunteering... Read More

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My favorite volunteering experience

by: Matt G.
4/18/17

My favorite volunteer experience was my senior year of YMSL.  It was during the holiday season when my mother and I would deliver gifts to elderly women that were not in the best financial situations.  However we changed their outlook and attitude on the holiday season by delivering these women... Read More

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What have I learned working in the community

by: Seth P.
4/18/17

First, working through YMSL I have learned that I have many talents that I never knew I had that could help others.  When I think of teens helping out, it is usually just taking direction and doing what others ask of them.  Through YMSL I have learned that I have the talents and know how to take... Read More

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My Favorite Volunteer Experience

by: Seth P.
4/18/17

My favorite volunteer experience was working as part of YMSL's Ultimate Gift to build an outdoor classroom for the Gainesville Housing Authority.  This was a wonderful day.  We learned all about the need in the community and met some of the kids that live in the low income housing.  It was clear... Read More

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My First Volunteer Experiences

by: Andrew B.
4/18/17

My first volunteer experiences in helping my community were with my North Fulton Young Mens Service League Chapter.  The chapter provided me with many great opportunities to help others in need.  Whether it was assisting with pet adoptions with the Forsyth Humane Society or sorting and... Read More

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What Have I Learned While Working in the Community

by: Andrew B.
4/18/17

Over the last four years I have been provided the opportunity to give back to my community by working with various service organizations.  By giving back to my community I have learned that there are so many groups out there that are in need on a daily basis just in my immediate area .  Things I... Read More

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Retirement home work

by: Julia B.
4/18/17

Throughout my volunteering at Calling Alpharetta To Serve, I spent a lot of time in the Bickford Retirement center and the Alzheimer's ward, and I met many different people. I spent hours with senior citizens, talking to them about their lives, their families and doing their favorite activities... Read More

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First volunteer experience

by: Julia B.
4/18/17

I remember my very first volunteering event. Throughout my volunteering at Calling Alpharetta To Serve, I spent a lot of time in the Bickford Retirement center and the Alzheimer's ward, and I met many different people. I spent hours with senior citizens, talking to them about their lives, their... Read More

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My favorite volunteer event

by: Julia B.
4/18/17

My favorite volunteer experience was when I worked the Project Live Love event to help the less fortunate people of Atlanta. Usually I like to volunteer at local events in Alpharetta, but some friends and I decided to travel to Atlanta for a new event. We were expecting to help set up and hand... Read More

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Alpharetta Film Academy

4/18/17

I had the privilege of being able to teach young students about the art of film and video production over a two week course during the summer of 2016. I taught middle and high school students the method to setting up production equipment, shot composition, story telling, and editing. The... Read More

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Raidertron

4/18/17

During the 2016 football season at Alpharetta High School I was brought onto the Raidertron crew which is the production team behind broadcasting our home of the Alpharetta Raider football games onto the Jumbotron screen. This experience has changed my whole routine of producing quality content... Read More

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Boys and Girls

by: Simone H.
4/17/17

While volunteering at the Boys & Girls, I had the pleasure of torturing 5th and 6th graders. I also help coordinate activities such as basketball games, field day, and also game nights. I enjoyed every moment with the kids being able to help with work and also be someone they could come to... Read More

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I survivied 2017 Christmas Bash

by: Simone H.
4/17/17

At the 2017 Christmas Bash I help prepare for the event. I assisted with the set of all the toys and decorations. Once the event started I made sure that everything was going as planned and made sure every child had at least one gift. Attending that event I realized giving to the less fortunate... Read More

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How do you plan to continue giving back after high school?

by: Matt G.
4/17/17

I plan on continuing to give back after high school in many ways. First, I plan to continue volunteering with my church. Church is a great way to give back to the community because the church focuses not only on Christians in need, but all people in need. The North Point Community Church is a... Read More

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Favorite Volunteer Experience

by: sarah c.
4/16/17

My favorite service experience was when I lead the Corners Outreach summer camp in 2015 for three days.  In this project, kids would gather in a play area every day, and volunteers would organize stations and play with them.  This project was my favorite, because I made relationships with many... Read More

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After High School

by: sarah c.
4/16/17

After High School, I plan to dedicate my life to serving others always.  Through serving so much in high school, I know that I want it to be a big part of my life, and I want to make a difference in other people's lives.  I plan to join service groups at Vanderbilt next year.  I also plan to... Read More

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My favorite volunteer experience

4/14/17

All of my life I've been in love with cheerleading.Just like a lot of other sports cheerleading forces you to grow not only as an athlete but as a person. After I started going to the YMCA consistently my mentor found out I didn't have any summer plans and offered me an opportunity to run a... Read More

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The giving doesn't stop here

4/14/17

I live Atlanta, Georgia. In Georgia, we know there's a range from 200-300 girls that are trafficked each month in our city.  Statistics show these children are lured into this lifestyle at the age of 12 so the typical girl is 14 on the street. Many times they're runaways. They leave home because... Read More

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What have I learned from working in my community ?

by: Aysia J.
4/14/17

    While completing a portion of my community service hours, I got to learn a few things. I worked with a church providing food, cloths and shoes to low income people who may have not been able to afford it. Each person had a limit on how much they could recive so there would be enough to go... Read More

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What was my favorite volunteer experience?

by: Aysia J.
4/14/17

My favorite volunteer experience was volunteering at Camp best friends and working with kids. Working with kids is one of my favorite things to do because you can learn so much form them. They are so bright and full of imagination. Also the look up to you as a role model so it is important to... Read More

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My Favorite Volunteer Experience

by: Peyton R.
4/14/17

My favorite volunteer experience so far was volunteering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty. The weeklong volunteer event was filled with sorting food items and setting up mobile food pantries in the local community. My favorite and most rewarding portion was... Read More

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Favorite Volunteer Experience

by: Alexis C.
4/13/17

My favorite volunteer experience would be working with students between the ages of 2-5 at L Suttles Child Development Center at Georgia State University. Volunteering at the center has taught me the importance of being responsible. At the center I helped with different activities for the... Read More

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Feeding My Starving Children

by: jene b.
4/13/17

You never know how fortunate you are until you see just how many people are struggling in the world. At first, I didn't like going to community service events that was based on hunger because it made me sad to think about. When I found out about Feeding My Starving Children I was surprised to... Read More

My First Volunteer Experience

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by: Luyan Y.
4/07/17

My first volunteering service was in October 2010, when I volunteered for my local library's book sale day. At the time, I didn't know what a volunteer was. I heard the word before but it didn't have any meaning to me. I remember, my favorite librarian was telling me about the event a few weeks... Read More

Favorite Volunteering Experience

by: Luyan Y.
4/07/17

One of the most important community service activity that I have participated in was the Atlanta Aga Khan Foundation Walk and Run held in Centennial Olympic Park every mid-September. It's also one of my favorite volunteering events I participate in. I've been volunteering in the activity for the... Read More

How was my experience helping my community?

4/05/17

My Experience giving back to my community was sensational. My church shows me a lot over the last couple of months , seeing the happy faces of the people receiving from us and us putting a smile on there faces is the best feeling. I learned that it's better to give than to receive . We gave many... Read More

A Day to give !

4/05/17

; I really enjoyed my time helping out my community & serving at a good cause. I learned a lot from helping my community & also showed leadership as well.The best part was to see the joy on people's faces , knowing there going to be warm in the cold & full when it's time to eat.... Read More

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Guiding Trump twards a Triumphant world.

by: Kieran E.
4/01/17

Trump is now in power. Weather you voted for him or not is not important, as he is running things as of now. The actions that he is taking might shock you though. Supporting him to do the right thing might be the best course of action we can do right now. He has started to get rid of the EPA,... Read More

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My Favorite Community Service Activity

3/31/17

One of the biggest issues I've had throughout my years in school has to do with the food I received. More often than not, the food served at the schools I attended weren't very healthy. I didn't have very many healthy options at all and whenever healthy options were provided they weren't organic... Read More

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Grady High School Fashion Show

by: Taylor N.
3/31/17

This experience was very enriching. It was an opportunity to gain a sense of community, responsibility, and sisterhood. Over the course of 5 months, models became closer not just amongst ourselves but with the designers as well. We became more trusting of one another as we were advised to let... Read More

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Volunteering at Emory Midtown Hospital

by: Raidah R.
3/31/17

I volunteered at Emory Midtown Hospital for my junior year summer. This volunteer experience was my favorite experience. It was a wonderful experience and taught me many things. I would change the bed sheets for the patients, help the doctors and take patient calls. I experienced the environment... Read More

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What was your favorite volunteer experience and why?

by: Maia K.
3/31/17

My favorite community service event was working with my robotics team on educational community outreach. I visited local elementary schools such as Morningside and Springdale, and we showcased a robot at their family STEM nights. This was my favorite community service event because I am helping... Read More

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What was your favorite volunteer experience and why?

by: Maia K.
3/31/17

My favorite community service event was working with my robotics team on educational community outreach. I visited local elementary schools such as Morningside and Springdale, and we showcased a robot at their family STEM nights. This was my favorite community service event because I am helping... Read More

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Breakfast with Santa

by: Taylor N.
3/31/17

During this event, I worked with young girls in the fourth fifth grades for a step-team performance. I photographed them, managed their costumes, directed their parents and relayed messages between teachers. Not only did this event require a lot of interaction with several different groups of... Read More

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Winter cleaning

by: Kierra C.
3/31/17

 As an artist you're workspace is a temple, so to speak. It's important that it is a comfortable place where your creative energy is allowed to flow freely. During the winter a few friends and I had the opportunity to reorganize and clean up the fashion design room here in our school. We spent... Read More

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Volunteering for NEHS

by: Raidah R.
3/31/17

I joined National English Honor Society. in my sophomore year and it was one of my first volunteer experiences. I became secretary in my sophomore year. One of the services we held for the club was a book drive. We would donate the books to North Fulton Community Charities. We asked many people... Read More

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My Favorite Volunteer Experience

by: Maria T.
3/31/17

 My favorite volunteer different was when we threw a end of the year party. We had all experience food from all over the world because all the parents that attend the classes were not only hispanic we had different different different! It was a very great experience too try lots of foods and... Read More