I provided examples of schedules I had made for my nephew and activities I had implemented in the ABA therapy realm that worked well and synthesized that information into a detailed chart which the coordinators are going to share with other families in order to provide more ideas. The teachers appreciated this since their schedules are extremely busy due to the government-mandated IEP meetings (which need to be finished in order for families to continue to be eligible for specialized programs)
I was trained in how to assist and interact with victims of domestic violence and educated on ways to better lobby for HopeHouse as an organization.
Letters Against Depression matches those who needs support with individuals willing to hand write 2 page letters offering hope and support to those in need. This morning, I wrote 3 letters to be mailed out to my 'partners.' NSCS routinely works with this organization.
Letters against depression, in addition to having letter writers, offers other way to help as well, such as making notes, crocheted items, or bookmarks to put in with the letters. With my nephew, I had him paint notecards which I them wrote inspirational quotes over, as well as knitting flowers, hearts, and bookmarks. it was a fun and easy project I recommend others do.
We raised 330$ over the month to support GWDM and the children's miracle network.
The community service I did today brought me out of my comfort zone because I had to be confident when approaching strangers and informing them about the tutoring program. Walking up to strangers and speaking to them was scary but I found it rewarding to see that people actually wanted to sign up and do care about tutoring the students that need it most.
Today i had a good serving experience with NSLS. This is my second community service. And at first i felt a little bit nervous, as i am an international student, and my English is not good enough. But i have to communicate with different people and told them about our tutorial program for the students who studied below grade level. Although it was not easy for me, i still believe i was doing the right and valuable thing, and practiced myself a lot.
It was great to sign up tutors and inspire others to get involved in their communities
This experience was inspiring. Although it was very hot and humid, it was still very nice to be able to help keep the communities in D.C. clean. I enjoyed interacting with members from my NSLS org and would love to do something like this again.
I felt good about the work we were doing, but it was kinda sad seeing all the trash in the area.
I went to the Anacostia Watershed and picked up trash around the neighborhood. It was disappointing to have found all the trash that my team I found; there were many plastic bottles. However, it also felt good to be able to help their community clean up their space, especially since they had a small park area. Some of the residents from the community approached my partner and me and thanked us for helping.
I was working on clearing out a meadow area of the park. The park was beautiful and it felt good to help with beautification of it.
The Anacostia Watershed Society allowed me to give back to the planet by helping clean up a relatively large area encompassing open green spaces in the middle of a neighborhood. We all picked up trash such as empty wrappers, broken glass, plastic bottles, etc. in order to clean up the space as much as we could. Over 150 people attended in the period of three hours and collected multiple trash that we separated in order to recycle a good portion of the items we found. All in all, it was a great way to meet new people, especially young families, that cared enough to volunteer their time on a Saturday morning to help clean up.
Volunteering for clean up at the Anacostia watershed was an eye-opening experience. I was assigned the Anacostia clean up for my freshman day of service and was given the opportunity again through NSLS on Earth day. These two experiences made me realize that as much as this initiative is thriving it is not going at the source of the issue. Nevertheless, it was amazing to see so many people, including children out there who care about the environment.
It was hot, humid, and wet/muddy, but we cleaned up a LOT of trash and had really meaningful discussion on how to fix these systemic issues.
I was able to get insight on the mission of Martha’s Table and how their goal is to give the younger generation, specifically a chance at success. Families with children 8 years and younger get a discounted shopping experience to get the back on track. I found it easy to be of help and engage in conversation with these families. It was a fun experience and I’d do it again.
My experience at Martha's Table was incredibly rewarding. As a volunteer, I was able to engage with residents of the DC community and escape my comfort zone. By helping out the less fortunate, I not only got the sense that I was helping those in need, but I was also immersing myself into a diverse environment I had never experienced before. By talking with individuals, I realized the true crisis of food insecurity in the United States. It is rarely talked about how many individuals go hungry every day due to unfortunate economic circumstances. By contributing a small part to Martha's Table, I was happy to help ease this burden for families in the D.C. area. I would certainly recommend volunteering here to anyone