During fall break, I volunteer Ashe Elementary, in Chicago, IL. I spent 3 days, 5 hours or more observing the director teach childrens to resolve any issues or obstacles they may face. I was also able to get hands-on experience when helping children learn about themselves and the environment around them. I helped children do homework or any extra academic assignments they had. I was able to conduct group session with students who live in poverty. My goals for this volunteer experience were to be able to apply critical thinking within social work practice, practice social work without having any bias, influence social policies, build trust, and use effective communication skills. Some of my goals were accomplished such as building trust, effective communication skills, and practice without bias. I felt as if I accomplish those goals by teaching children to trust and confide in me and I was able to have effective communication by treating them with respect and not being like a parent but mentor. I still have a lot of goals I want to accomplish in the social work field like being able to apply a child’s person to their academic life and being able to pull them away from behavioral issues.
I helped clean furniture and sort items then place them in the correct area.
I loved it! We helped pass put treats and danced with the elderly. I also was partner with a older lady to participant in a egg hunt, it was amazing.
During my time there, I was able to sort and bag potatoes. I also learned more about the varies department in this company and help clean out trash.
During my time here, I was able to get to know the company and people working for them. I also dusted off furniture and education customers on varies inquiries.
During my time at Second Harvest, I sorted and bagged potatoes. I also connected with peers from different backgrounds. I helped staff with cleaning and the organizing process.
On Thursday, I did Second Harvest Taligate. I helped my peers organize potatoes and handed out pineapples, apple juice, and spinach. I was able to interact with individual less fortunate than me and brighten their day by giving food and positive comments.
I volunteered for Admitted Students Day at Ball State University for three hours today. During this time, I was given a name tag and orange flag and I rotated between three different locations on campus (Rec center, outside the scramble light and the outside the art museum) and helped incoming freshmen and their families with directions on campus and answered any questions they had.
Handed out iceberg lettuce and coffee creamer to those in need. I was able to make new bonds and interact with diverse individuals.