As a college student that has already put in 60 hours of community service required at my school- I still have 30 more hours to go. It is most beneficial for students to be required to complete community service. It's the quickest, most painless way to work in the field one wants to go into, but continue learning about it. It could not be just a period for community service, a lecture would need to be attached to connect what one is doing in the field with other ideas to tie into what they will be doing in the future. By the end of a semester, students would reflect on how they did, how much they actually enjoyed their service, and if they saw any improvement from beginning to end of their time. Colleges also have the upper hand usually in getting students into many different types of service that they wouldn't usually be able to get into without competitive interning, but it could already be too late to change their paths once they've gotten into interning.
Yes, community service should be requirement for college students. Firstly, it does a lot of good whether it's cleaning up garbage on the highway or working in a soup kitchen. Gives you perspective and real world experience. Secondly, it's just the right thing to do and we should all do more of it.
I believe community service should be required for all college students. Students usually enter college straight out of high school which puts them right around 18 or 19 years old. Many of them worked part time jobs prior to college, but have little to no real world experience. I think performing community service would widen their perspective and make their education more relevant.
Society provides you with education, and basically all you could ask for. Yet you refuse to contribute back to the community. Then may I ask you , do you even deserve getting the priviledges you are provided with? How ungrateful are you going to get and be stubborn in refusing to help the less priviledged?
With being in college, it is hard to get out because sometimes you feel like you are piled neck deep with assignments and other things. The best way to reach out and experience the world would be to make college students do more community service, it will allow them to reach new people around their community.
Students of universities are always teenagers. However,why high school students don't required to do the community services? Because they still have parent involving in their daily life.Which means they will need to obey their parent opinion and order.But for universities students can act on their free will and if they applied the positive attitudes, our world become more harmony in the future.
Allows you to meet other people you wouldent meet at school. Can give you experience in the field of work your going into. It can also give you a new perspective on many different things in life. Gives you an outloo of your community as well as your peers surrounding yourself. I think its always nice to help others when you can.
As a college student I do not have the time to go out and volunteer. Between classes and responsibilities I have at home there isn't enough time for me to volunteer. They also require a certain amount of hours to graduate and it's unfair that not everyone has the same amount of time to complete those hours. There are some students, Like myself, Who enter college as a junior. I think schools should consider students life when setting these hours. What's even worse is that the more credit hours you have the more volunteer hours you must do per semester. No one has the time
Government can work for people to give him better life they can give money to labour's to do work for community service if college student give their few hours from his busy life to community service so what is the use of labour's if they want that college student take participate so government spend their money on them people for better life not on labour's
Some people think that high schoolers should be required to do community service before they graduate high school because it builds moral character, but students have so much expected of them already. With sports, clubs, and academics, high school students already have lots on their plates. Requiring them to do community service would take them away from their other school projects which are just as, if not more important to do.
Being a freshman college student , I will say it's hard to find time between keeping up with classes, going to classes, and trying to job search so I can pay for my tuition. I speak for all college students "We love to give back to our community's however it should come from the heart not be forced upon. When community service is forced upon, I feel like it’s like when somebody committed a crime and is needing to give time back to their community by cleaning the trash along our cities or country roads." Keep in mind you should "Work for a cause. Not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress."
I am all for helping the community, but forcing a link between two separate things makes no sense. As well, this kind of force generally ends up simply making charity fall. Forced charity is not charity.
Realistically, there are all sorts of means to get people involved in the community, but college students are paying for an education. The colleges have no RIGHT to mandate that they do ANYTHING outside their studies.
Nothing wrong with encouraging it, though, and having opportunities through school groups led by students or free-willed faculty, available to students who may get involved either for the charity or social aspects of it.
As a college student that works full time I hardly have time to be forced in to free labor. Not only do I pay thousands of dollars to attend class, but now I'm force to work for free?
Thirteenth amendment: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
Think about it.
As a college student I do not have the time to go out and volunteer. Between classes and responsibilities I have at home there isn't enough time for me to volunteer. They also require a certain amount of hours to graduate and it's unfair that not everyone has the same amount of time to complete those hours. There are some students, like myself, who enter college as a junior. I think schools should consider students life when setting these hours. What's even worse is that the more credit hours you have the more volunteer hours you must do per semester. No one has the time
As a high school student I had to do 3 different community service hours. I should not be forced to do more as an adult in college who is there to get my degree and get out quickly so I can become a member of the working class in my field. I have "real life" experience already and do NOT need someone telling me I have to go out and get some through community service. I do not have time to do this with school and a job and making sure I have a normal social life with friends and family and not shut everything and everyone important to me out because I will not have time for anything outside of school and work with added mandatory community service.
I'm a junior in college and I can honestly say I don't have time to volunteer outside of college. I take 16 credit hours and work 30-40 hours a week. I had to complete community service in high school and it was very beneficial and I did love it. I actually won an award for the most hours. But college is a different story and even though I love working in my community, I don't have the spare time.
I do not believe community service should be required for college students. College students often have to carry part time or full time jobs to support their studies and to survive during their college years. Requiring community service would put further strain on their time and their finances, considering transportation to and from community service is never free.
No, community service should not be required for college students. Not that I do not think I could be beneficial for college students to do community service, but the reality is they do not have the time. With rising cost of tuition, most students have to take on either a part time or full time job to help the get through college. It is asking to much of them to be required to do community service.