19 September 2017
Volunteer Interest Essay
Being able to volunteer is an enriching feeling, especially when you are able to help others who may not be able to help themselves. I understand you are looking for someone who believes in the increase of children’s knowledge, enhancing the community, and a maintenance of healthy living, I am interested in an opportunity to volunteer at the Weekley YMCA. I believe my knowledge and experience gained from working with children along with the goal of the organization, would make me a great candidate for your position opening.
My first volunteer experience was at the Elmcroft Senior Living facility. I was there with my school choir. Walking into the facility was quite scary not knowing what to expect and realizing in the next few minutes I could either impact someone’s life positively or negatively. Once I got started and saw the smiles on the elders faces light up, I knew this was something I wanted to continue. I would go every other Thursday or Friday and read to the elders in their rooms or even walk them down to lunch. Sometimes I would even play board games with them. This experience was great for me and I loved the feeling that I would get after leaving the facility. I gained personal growth, leadership and communication skills, as well as responsibility. These skills are now a part of me and I use them in every area of my life.
But I didn’t stop there I continued to search for other places that I felt I could lend a helping hand to. I came across an ad for reading and math tutoring for 3rd through 5th graders at Nathaniel Q....