Why I Volunteer/Give Back and How

March 21, 2018

The following is an essay written by Emery Churchill, 13. She is one of our kid volunteer for Box of Balloons and wrote this essay for Kids Helping Kids. Her essay is very inspiring and we wanted to share it with you!


Have you ever thought about, or even helped out a non-profit organization? Well, I have, and it is one of the best feelings ever! I believe everyone should volunteer and give back in their lives because you can give back to the community and it will give back to you, you can meet new people, and it is super easy to do with organizations like Box of Balloons! Overall, I believe everyone should volunteer and give back in their lives!


Through giving back to people, I have realized that it not only helps them but can also help me. I am able to help others and see their spirits raised, but I also feel good myself because I know I was able to make that happen. One reason I think this is because, for example, at Box of Balloons you are able to help someone out with celebrating their life, and without you, they wouldn’t have been able to do that. A birthday party is something that is happy and exciting, it brings people up! This shows that you are bringing joy to others. Along with bringing joy to others, giving back brings joy to you and this leads me to my second reason. Helping the community also gives back to you because you have a feeling of pride and confidence. This feeling is amazing and makes everything worth it because you aren’t getting paid or anything, but you know in your heart that you are making a difference. When you are helping people who may be younger than you, they will also look up to you which makes you like a mentor, and you know that you are making a change for the better. In conclusion, giving to the community gives back to you!


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