"Helping others isn't a chore; it is one of the greatest gifts there is."
-Liya Kebede

Volunteering & Charities

Ever since I was in high school, I have been volunteering for my community. I reached over 1300 hours in volunteer work and participated in almost every major charitable organization in the book. Volunteering encourages young people to think of others and become compassionate young adults. It is the perfect way to discover something you may be really good at as you develop a new skill. Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people from all walks of life. It helps you gain perspective on life as there is no better way to understand your blessings than to help people in need.

I got out of my world and stepped into the world of others and I do not plan for my volunteering experience to stop there. I will continue to work through different organizations in many areas. The short amount of time I give pales in comparison to what I have gained from these experiences.