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NWP Global Registry of Apprentice Ecologists - Alton, Texas, USA

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Alton, Texas, USA
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Registered: March 2018
City/Town/Province: Alton
Posts: 1
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When I turned fourteen I decided to look for a place where I can get community service hours in order to bring my record to be on a good position for resumes and just to help my community in any way I could. After a few months of searching, I had decided to look at Alton City Hall to see what opportunities awaited me and in doing so found that the city had a summer camp and a winter parade they could use help with.
I looked into how I could help my community but was disappointed to find that in order to volunteer in my city, I had to be fourteen years old. After a brief period of waiting, I soon reached the age of fourteen and applied to volunteer at the newly established Alton Summer Camp. Entering the summer camp, I found that simply watching the kids from a distance would not suffice. I found it in myself to care for the children by involving myself in the activities they did and aiding them when they were injured. After a period of two months, the program had ended. The end of the summer camp was a devastating event because I did not know what to do with the rest of my summer or the other summers to come. I came back to the Alton Recreation Center to ask if I can volunteer again. To my surprise they agreed and for the next four years I would be volunteering at the Alton Summer Camp and be making a contribution to my community.
Another example of me helping my community would be the time I had volunteered to help my city with their Winter Parade. It was the winter of 2016 and I was home, with nothing to do. As soon as I had realized that I was doing nothing, I decided to drive to Alton city hall and ask if they needed help with their upcoming parade. To my surprise they needed a setup manager that would help the recreation center manager, Samm Mercado. After accepting the volunteer position, I was then assigned to immediately go to the recreation center and help Mr. Mercado put the lineup signs in the back of his truck so we can put on the side of the road for the floats to be in proper order. I then made my way to help Mr. Mercado to put the signs in his truck and finished in as little as five minutes. We then made our way towards the intersection of 5 mile and Los Ebanos to place the signs for the floats. After a period of maybe seven to eight minutes, we were done with the sign setup. After completing this task, we made our way to the heart of the city, where we were tasked with the job to quickly put together the stage for the Mayor of Alton. We completed the stage in the time period of two hours. As soon as everything was finished, we commenced the parade and later were recognized for our hard work and dedication to the parades setup.
Through doing these acts of community service I was able to show my city that I am a active member in my society and that I would do anything to help people. These things eventually came to show that I was a hard worker which will help me on my search to find a career. I personally want to become a detective and these community service acts will show my superior that I am an ideal choice for helping my city and following orders even if they do not pay.
Date: March 5, 2018 Views: 4593 File size: 6.4kb, 51.6kb : 1024 x 576
Hours Volunteered: 80
Volunteers: 7
Authors Age & Age Range of Volunteers: 16
Area Restored for Native Wildlife (hectares): 4
Trash Removed/Recycled from Environment (kg): 95
Native Trees Planted: 2
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