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January 29, 2007

Volunteering

My first choice for volunteering was an administrative position at Open Arms. As soon as I heard kind of service and support the organization offered to people living with HIV/AIDS, I knew it was something I wanted to get involved in. I think it’s a great idea to provide hot meals and a friendly face to someone who may not be able to get out much or have friends and family that can visit them regularly. I really would’ve like to be involved with the delivery of the meals just because it would’ve given me the chance to actually interact with the people and see who I am helping out, but I don’t have access to a car so I wasn’t able to do that. Even though I would really like to, I’m not sure I will end up volunteering here. I already have to volunteer at a health clinic for another class so it’s going to be really hard to try and fit two places into my schedule. I’m going to see if the health clinic will count for this class as well but if it doesn’t, I’m going to have to find a way to make them both work.

January 18, 2007

Service

Why did you choos the "Community Learning" section of composition? What experiences have you had working in the community? How do you define "service"?

Since I had to take an English class, I tried to find one that would actually interest me and make me think. When I found this class, I knew it was the one for me because it would give me a chance to not only brush up on my writing but to get involved in the community. I am involved in Habitat for Humanity and through that I have had many oppurtunites to give back to the community and reach out to people in need. Finally, I would define service as providing your time/skills to help others.