"One of the most problematic aspects of community service has to do with one's power to decide who is "deserving" of sevice, and on what basis they are deserving."
At first I had trouble trying to decide which organization I could help the most with my services this semester, and this quote represents some of my feelings on the matter. I had originally been intent on working for St. Anne's Place, because it was similar to an experience I had had before, so I knew that I would be in my comfort zone if I volunteered there. However, after hearing the moving speeches by the representatives from each different agency, I was persuaded to join Operation Takeback because of their desperate need for strong, willing volunteers. It is troublesome however, to make the decision of which organization is the best for the positive influence you hope to make.