Civic Engagment By, Liam Patterson

Most volunteer work that happens in communities goes unnoticed, or is forgotten, by the public.

Most schools currently require all students to do some kind of community service, and count it as a grade. Students are less likely to volunteer again in the future because of this school requirment.

Churches have a large and constant need for volunteers
Many churches use their volunteers to further benefit the community

Since volunteers are so important for communities we should be doing whatever creates more volunteers, and that is not requiring students to volunteer.

Volunteers are a crucial part to our society and we should be doing everything we can to increase the amount of people volunteering

There places all over the country in constant need of volunteers, such as food banks

Schools should not require students to volunteer because it distorts the meaning of volunteering and makes them less likely to volunteer in the future.

Credits:

Created with images by TheHilaryClark - "career firefighter relaxing" • danielthornton - "Volunteering" • NWABR - "2010 Student Fellows" • danielthornton - "Volunteering" • vishal charles - "Church" • MDGovpics - "Hogans and Rutherfords Foodbank" • tejvanphotos - "Oxford Flood" • AMagill - "Firefighters" • USACE HQ - "USACE gets state-of-the-art emergency response vehicle" • USDAgov - "20160120-FNS-LSC-0275" • MDGovpics - "Hogans and Rutherfords Foodbank" • jronaldlee - "Greater Boston Food Bank" • Walmart Corporate - "Oregon Food Bank" • Savannah River Site - "Golden Harvest Food Bank" • Walmart Corporate - "Huntington Area Food Bank" • DrivingtheNortheast - "Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank 30th Anniversary" • VancouverBC FoodBank - "IMG_5775.food.bank.west.end.non-disabled.2010.dec.29.1200p"

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