Imani Jenkins
Posted June 5, 2011 06:41 pm - Updated June 8, 2011 10:32 pm

78 Days of Summer: Volunteering

This is the 16th day and the 16th blog of this summer. 


So far my summer has been kind of slow -- well, up until this point, because tomorrow I start something extremely fun. I officially become an MCG Teen Volunteer. 


In my opinion volunteering is one of the greatest selfless actions teens can do as they grow and mature. It gives you work experience, teaches life lessons and humbles you. I love it. I always try to volunteer each summer, whether at church or in the community. I also try to volunteer throughout the school year, especially during the holidays.


So I encourage all the teens, especially if you don't have a summer job or anything to do, to get up and go volunteer. It can be at church, a shelter, a soup kitchen or a hospital. A lot of organizations have volunteering programs especially for teens. Plus, you don't have to do it alone. You can bring a friend, a group, classmates, family, your church members, neighbors, etc. Everyone can be involved in this process. All you have to do is ask.

What I love about volunteering is that I learn new things (even if i have volunteered at a certain place before), meet new people, and give back to my community. So this opportunity of being at MCG is very exciting. I don't know what to expect, but I know it will be fun and worthwhile.


If you do get a chance to volunteer this summer, spread the word. If you don't, shoot for next year. I hope you all have a wonderful summer. Until next time ... 78 Days of Summer ...