Community Service
July 31, 2017

For my Ogallala Commons internship this year, I was required to obtain ten community service hours in order to give back to my community. I did various different things to gain these community service hours that challenged me and allowed me to help the community. First, I served one hour at the Ogallala Commons Orientation by cleaning up the dishes at breakfast one morning. I also gained one hour at the Swisher Memorial Hospital when I stayed extra time during my internship. I was required to have around thirty hours at the hospital during that week. The time that I spent at the hospital was very beneficial towards my future as a registered nurse. Staying a little longer for a few days really allowed me to gain even more knowledge and experience about the medical field. Next, I volunteered at the Crisis Center in Plainview, Texas, for two and an half hours with other interns and the 4H members. We helped moved boxes full of goods to and from their building. We also helped put out and organize the products that they offered to less fortunate citizens. I obtained one and an half hours at the Tulia Child Development Center by working extra. With these extra hours, I worked on a project that they assigned me, and I also got to spend more time with the children that were attending there. I was required to have about thirty-two hours at the Tulia Child Development Center through that week. Finally, I received my last hours by hanging signs that advertised the Picnic celebration that my hometown hosts every year. I hung the posters all over Tulia and Happy at many different businesses within the towns. The best part about doing the community service was the satisfaction of getting to help my community. The most challenging part was trying to find time to work the extra hours. Most of all, it impacted me by helping me realize what people do for one another in their community.