Community service is about helping people or organisations typically based in the area that you live in although volunteer work can be carried out in any neighborhood, in any country, in any part of the world.
Most often community service initiatives are organised through local religious groups, places of worship, primary or secondary schools or non-profit organisations within the community.
You can also exhibit your leadership skills by starting your own community service projects. You do not get paid to perform community service, though sometimes food and small tokens of appreciation are given to volunteers for their assistance.
Community service benefits the destitute, underprivileged children, senior citizens, people with disabilities, old age homes or generally people in need of assistance.
Community service also extends to help animals, animal shelters or to improve communal places such as local parks or places of heritage. Community service can be undertaken by you as an individual or as a group effort.
Participating in community service is tremendously good for your personal growth as one becomes more responsible, organised, considerate and compassionate, which are all good qualities to have, as well as qualities that both colleges and employers like to see in applicants.
You can meet many fantastic people while performing community service. Community service is often done in groups which make it really easy to make friends with the people you are working with. You may also become friends with the people you are helping and learn from other people experiences, it is a fantastic way to broaden your horizons.