This is an AMAZING organization. I tried my best to make sure I gave the person a book to fulfill their needs. It gave me so much insight to the worth of book and literature.
I went and helped clean up all the leftover rose leaves, thorns, and just trash in general
This was a great opportunity! It really opened my eyes to the amount of donations we get from these generous donors! Being able to see hundred of students sign that board to thank those donors made the whole volunteer opportunity worth it.
A few weeks ago I decided to volunteer at Pease Park’s clean up event. I never realized how much destruction nature could cause. Once I saw the remains of the park I knew I wanted to help the cause. The fact that I got to experience this opportunity with one of my close friends made this more enjoyable for me, especially since it was my first community service in Austin. This was an unforgettable experience because it opened my eyes, I felt like I made a difference, and I got to experience this with a friend.
The problem that need to be fix in the park was due to the fact that there had been lot of rain and the flood that was produced from it was completely wrecked the park. There was debris everywhere. I had never seen a park look like that before. Which made me realize that someone did clean up the other parks I saw. I was that person that day for Pease Park.
There was so much work to be done. We were split into three groups. One group was composed of people who collected and piled up all of the remains from fallen trees. The other group was people who were mulching an empty area to produce more life. Lastly, there were people who cleaned up trash on the nearby bridge. This made me realize just how much work must be done in order to restore a park.
What really made this experience more comfortable for me was that I had a friend to help too. I recommend that everyone do community service in groups. It brings in more people to help the cause and it makes it more fun. My friend and I worked until our backs hurt and were drenched in sweat. Shoveling mulch, picking up debris, and cleaning up trash is no easy task. No matter how tired we were though, we were more than happy to help.
This community service opportunity was a real eye opener. I have a new found respect for people who maintain our parks. I also got to see just how powerful mother natures power can be. It inspires me to continue to help out the Austin community because I am eager to make a difference, know more, and invite people to help.