Doing a campus clean up for the Facilities Maintenance Services for the school with similar minded people was fun. Who knew raking leaves at the south part of the campus, around the Honor Court area would be fun. Volunteering with a group of people who enjoy and share a passion for giving back to the community makes the work really enjoyable.
It was nice working with a group of people who have similar goals of working
For this volunteer experience, my fraternity and I cleaned up a local park in town along with Key Clubbers from Reed High School and Circle K members. We were given the task of taking out dirt and weed on the baseball field and the island in the middle of the street across from the park. It was very tedious since there were a lot to pull and pick up, but this community service made me realize that people need to come together if they want their neighborhood park to remain attracting to kids and people. Not only that, parks are community projects and that it should just be maintained in general. This volunteer experience is both a fun way to hang out with your friends. Lastly, it is very rewarding knowing that you're doing something meaningful for our planet and that you're giving back to the community you belong in.
Describing this event as productive is an understatement. When I walked in to volunteer this day for Urban Roots, it was entirely different from what I was used to doing (farm work such as plowing the soil, cleaning animal cages, and etc.), so a lot of work was done that day. Instead, the group and I that I went with did somewhat of a revamping work by adding fences and removing the wires from the wired bedrocks that separated the garden. We were given this task mainly due to the weather. Though it was tiring, it still was learning experience because the person in charge explain why it was necessary to wire the rocks and such. Also, I remember that day sort of smelled funny and so person in charge told us more how biodegradable trashes and fecal matter are turned into fertilizers which I thought was really cool.
Experience is not something learned, but something you do for yourself. This was not the first time I have signed up to do volunteer work for Urban Roots. This volunteer experience not only have taught me about agricultural lessons but a hint of what it would feel like running a farm. As someone who grew up in a town wherein agriculture and farming work is done and through Urban Roots, I have found a new appreciation and admiration for that industry. Doing volunteer work at Urban Roots is definitely something I recommend doing if people are looking for a fun and learning volunteer work.