Volunteering is an altruistic activity with the aim of improving the quality of the human life. It also gives one the opportunity of changing other people’s lives including the life of the individual. Volunteering involves serving the society through personal skills learned own interest. This, in turn, produces the self worth feeling and respect. Money is usually not a motivation to a volunteer. Generally, many volunteers intend to make connections through networking forming a foundation for future employment.
Volunteering in a hospital is an experience of sacrifice to those who feel the need to help in difficult situations. In cases of disasters, the hospital employees are usually overwhelmed because of the large numbers of cases been brought in the hospital. Hospital volunteers work without any pay or regular pay. They usually work under the guidance of the nurse’s in charge of the hospitals. Special hospital branches in charge supervise the volunteers.
Hospitals have different faculties, and thus volunteers in different faculties perform different functions. They can volunteer in gift shops and staff reception, retrieval of files and documents, helping of visitors, patients visiting, and transport of certain stuff required in hospitals. Some of the hospitals request their volunteers to do some janitorial duties around the hospitals. There are advanced volunteers programs, which include volunteer orderlies and patient care liaisons. They advanced volunteers are specially trained and work under the nurses and physician orders.
Families are help children and people lay a foundation of building relationships, sacrificing for others and loving one another. Catholic churches advocate for neighborhood support when raising the children around their homes. In the community, people as gather and formulate groups for the entire community benefit. In definition, community does not only include the neighborhood but also the entire world. Christians should not always be dealing with matters church but also political issues surrounding them. According to Thomas Jefferson, “the nation is not only ruled by the majority but the majority who participate.” Thus in community service the people are meant to participate in services that are communal and helpful to the community. Marriages and family undermining should not happen in the community.
The solidarity theme emphasizes that all humans are one family regardless of racial, ethnic ideological, and economic differences should be united. It further states people should take care and be keepers of their brothers and sisters. It emphasizes that the love for one's neighbor has tremendous global dimensions. In pursue of solidarity, one finds peace and justice. Pope Paul VI said that in order to get peace human must be ready to pursue justice and the gospel further emphasizes that by calling out for peacemakers. In a world full of violence and conflict, love should be promoted in search of love.
Volunteering has many benefits to the volunteers. They include, learning a lot from the experience. Since the volunteers share what they have learnt in educational institutions, they are given the chance to put it into practice and by so doing gain experience, which plays a major role in the places they get employed. Volunteering also helps in networking and knowing people who might help one in acquiring of jobs in the future. Through networking, chances are opened that help volunteers get and know of job opportunities when they become available. Meeting new people is also an experience. Through volunteering people get the opportunity to learn new skills, which they might apply in the future.