Community Service

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The concept of requiring community service of college students as a requirement for graduation is based on the idea that communities and individuals can be helped in their development through volunteer service. Community service provides the opportunity for students to share their knowledge, skills, and abilities with someone who might not have benefited from such actions otherwise. Community service should be a requirement for college graduation because it helps to alleviate problems of society, positively molds a student's manner of thought, and helps the student achieve career goals in his or her future. When college students devote even minute amounts of their time to the community, their intelligence, compassion, and expertise can influence society in many ways that are greatly needed. There are many places in which educated help is needed, like organizations and leadership positions, instead of unskilled manual labor, which is needed, but cannot be successful if there are no volunteers to fill the specialized positions. Even a short amount of time with a service organization or a single event can expose a student to a meaningful learning experience, and that one student can impact one disadvantaged person's exist. Community service does not have just one single meaning, however it has many. Community service means something different to every person in the world. To me community service means helping not only your community, but also your school, state, and country. It means to be kind and caring to others, to help out those who are less fortunate then you. Community service is when you take time out of your life to do something that will better other people not only physically, but also mentally, and in addition will improve your surroundings. What I enjoyed most about the Greek Club in Egypt was how the people helped each other and how friendly the people were. All they thought about was how to get through the day as a team. Helping people seemed the...