Power of Volunteering

Topics: Personal life, Homelessness Pages: 3 (996 words) Published: October 16, 2013

The Power of Volunteering
In the “Power of Volunteering” I enjoyed reading this article and reading how people volunteer on their free time. I have never volunteered on my personal time but I would love to do something for my community. Whether it would be working at a hospital or working in an elderly home. I personally love helping people with whatever they can not do because seeing someone struggling or just not able to physically do anything breaks my heart. Strong points in the essay would be is when the author talks about why they volunteer. I thought they volunteer just to give back to the community but not to read that when their house burnt down the community helped them threw in a curve ball. Since I have never volunteered my personal connection would be the other day driving to McDonald’s I saw a homeless man with a sign saying scared can you please spare some change. Every time I see a homeless person I always think well that could be me I could be homeless and that is why I never take anything for granted. So after going through the drive thru and getting food I ordered something for the homeless man because I didn’t know when he last ate and just seeing his sign really made me sad.

In the article the thesis is the last sentence in the article stating that their family spends their free time volunteering. When reading the article the thesis is at the end of the paragraph and the author really gets readers hooked on wanting to read more. It tells you what they don’t do on their free time so leaves you wondering and wanting to know more. The thesis does state one opinion but not their main points until the second and third paragraph stating that their father and her volunteers at a food bank, her mother volunteers at a hospital greeting people at the front desk, and her sister works at a shelter for dogs.

When reading the title it does draw me in because it makes me wonder what volunteering the author is doing. The introduction keeps me...
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