“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” – DeAnn Hollis
Volunteering is a way to give back to the community and gives you an ability to help out others who are less fortunate or need help. When my teacher first presented us with the innovation project, where we got to make an impact in our community or in our own lives through a project of our choice, I knew I wanted to volunteer and help in a topic that mattered a lot to me. My partner and best friend, Jasmine, and I came up with a bunch of ideas that we could have done for the project like going to the middle schools and talking to them about high school, making a children’s book, reading to the children at elementary schools, and volunteering with animal shelters. We decided to help out either the Community Animal Network, which raises money for food, medicine, and shelter for cats and dogs waiting for adoption, or Bunny Bunch, which is a non-profit organization that takes care of bunnies, chinchillas, and guinea pigs. We finally agreed to help out Bunny Bunch.