The idea that some people deserve your help while others do not demonstrates very directly the way that power can come into play in community-service situations.
The reason why students has enroll in course such as service-learning classes, is to mainly help the people who is in need. The idea of helping others encourage them to help others where not much help exisist. For example helping students from the ghetto understand that their lives may not have to end up in robbing someone to feed themselves or end up going to jail. The volunteers like ourselves and many others will try to sparks their interest in school and their future goals. Also understand what the child wants in life and help them pursuit the path to reach it. Rather than let them down and see their end the wrong way.