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.
I was asked by SGA vice president to assist with TCAP proctoring. Through the experience, I get to walk the shoes of a teacher for a day. I ran errands and watch the class for a teacher who needs a restroom break. I gave this experience a 4 star because of how rude the kids were but it was a learning experience. I get to be a teacher for a little bit.
Volunteering at the farm allows me to connect myself to nature and teaches me to nurture my self through the art of growing my own food. I learn to plant tomatoes, weed the garden, check plant health and seedling. At first, I was very timid and afraid to touch the dirt even though I love gardening. It was not until one of the farmers explain why it should touch the soil with my bare hands that I started to loosen up. It was such a learning activity and I sincerely love the experience. I was only required to stay until 11 am but I ended up staying until 11:30 am.
One of the most memorable volunteering event I have done so far. While volunteering my times, I get to learn about mental health and how to spots signs of depression and suicidal thoughts. During the event, I work as a floater and help registering people in. One of the most memorable thing that was said that day was how you can't make someone want to commit suicide by asking them about their mental health state. It definitely taught me a lot and had me think deeply about some issues.
The volunteer opportunity at The Memphis Botanic Garden gave me an opportunity to improve my social skills while giving back to the community. While performing my given task as a food preparer, I got a chance to bond with a classmate. I learn that it is ordinary activities always become much more enjoyable when you have friends around you. It was a good learning experience.