Young Volunteers: The Benefits of Community Service
Our youth are increasingly looking for opportunities to improve our community and school programs. Youth volunteerism builds discipline, respect for others, develops leadership skills, and interactions with students that they might not otherwise encounter. These youth volunteers are driven to give back to their community and school. Often, they enjoy engaging with adults.
The personal benefits of community service are very rewarding. Youth that are involved in community or school service groups are likely to have a strong work ethic, learn to manage their time, and less likely to get into trouble.