My group went to Dallas Texas and work at a food pantry and homeless shelter. Together prepare more than a dozen emergency food packages to alleviates hungers within the community. Additionally we help families in need shop for groceries. It was a very rewarding experience.
I serve as an activity facilitator in the interview process for the Social Change / Emerging leaders scholarship program. It was fun to be able to meet new people and learn more about what it means to be a leader.
During the 4 and a half hours that I volunteer at the bakery, I was given the task of front desk. I assist with handling and distributing the desired pastries to customers. When the bakery slow down a little, I get to scoop cookie batter and pipe pastries. The owner and the employees was very warm and welcome. This experience taught me a lot about my community and being more involve.
My role at the food pantries was to assist with the loading of grocery to customers cars. However, Me and my friend was move to the clothing closet site as they needed more assistance there. Our task at the closet was to sort through clothes and organize them according to sizes. The experience taught me to be to be humble as I have more than what I realize. It's taught me about my community and how different organization collars with each other to provide the best resources to community members..
My service at the monastery consists of me assisting the nuns with meal preparation and cleaning the temple. Through this experience, I learn house-keeping techniques that I could apply to my own home. Further on, this service opportunity allows me to grow an appreciation for house-keeping. I have always assumed the job to be easy but when I do it myself, I realize how much time and dedication must be spent into making the place look nice for visitors.
Through this event, I learn tips on protecting myself and preventing sexual harassment. I help with the registration of students and this really improved my socials skill. Although my time was short, this event really helps answers question that I or someone that I know was afraid to ask. This event discusses some of the taboo subjects that often discussed and that help me gain more understanding of how to better protect my self and others. It was educating and entertaining at the same time.