A service relevant to all ages and skillsets
The significance of community service and volunteering goes beyond scholarship applications and resumes.
Flexibility to Adapt to New Environments
Community service brings to the fore an array of diverse responsibilities and sets of work which include providing emotional support, teaching life skills, supervising health care needs etc. You are constantly mobile as your assignments and duties shift which further makes you resilient to change. Gradually, you learn how to adapt and devise creative solutions to complex situations. Since extending a helping hand to serve the community would often require you to be optimistic and motivational, the journey teaches you self-dependence and maturity as you traverse through various obstacles.
Including Objectivity and Problem Solving in Tasks
The realm of community service has broadened to include a plethora of interesting commitments, and you are given a level-playing field to exert a meaningful impact on the community you are serving. Being faced with multifaceted problems with layers of complexities embedded in them, you will need to execute critical thinking and analytical skills which further prepares you for fighting against real-life hurdles. The constant engagement with projects and micro-management ensures that you learn creativity, work ethics, teamwork, work ethics and self-management. You are rewarded with a feeling of satisfaction and achievement when you realise your efforts have paid off.
Adept at Time-management
Community projects are time-bound which means you cannot procrastinate, delay and delegate your responsibilities and get away with the attitude; and, therefore, the experience of being involved in community service brings a paradigm shift in the way you would perform and execute your responsibilities. As you proceed, you would learn strategies to implement time management and adhere to the stipulated time slots of managing multiple tasks without committing errors. Simultaneously, you would be an expert at outlining project plans, scheduling management process, determining the tasks that would require collaboration from others, sequencing activities and allotting to them timeframe by estimating resources are invaluable skills from which you would benefit lifelong.
A Scope to Learn Public Relation
Often you would find yourself in a position to explain the motto, values and nitty-gritty of the projects to esteemed members and general populations. Since you would be representing the community project you are part of, convincing powers, meticulousness, inter-personal and communication skills are demanded on your part. This is the introduction to public relations where your stint as PR would contribute to the project as well as personal development.