As of right now, I have only completed four of the ten required hours of community service. I will complete the rest of the six hours on August first at the annual Broken Bow Pit Barbecue. The four hours of community service that i have already completed is divided between two different service projects.
The first service project that I completed was cleaning up the dining area at Talon Point on Thursday, June ninth. This was the last day of intern training, after breakfast that morning I helped with picking up dishes and cleaning up the tables. Every intern who went to intern training got their first hour of community service taken care of by cleaning up after one meal throughout the week. It was great way to give back to Talon Point, the retreat center we stayed at during orientation, and to get us started on our ten hours of community service.
The second service project that I completed was helping with Broken Bow’s annual Run, Walk, and Bike. The Run, Walk, and Bike event was put on by the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, so I was able to help with the whole process. Since I am working for the Chamber office, I got to help put together the contestants bags with their running numbers, water bottles, t-shirts, and other goodies. The next day, I helped with the competition, along with other local volunteers. I began by working the registration table for the people who registered the day of the race instead of preregistering. Once I got all the new contestants registered and they were put in the computer system, the race began. During the race, I helped record each persons time and then help place them from first to third according to their age group. After the race, I helped to put away all the tables and papers used in the race. For me, the best part of this service project was being able to work with and further get to know some of the locals of Broken Bow and I am looking forward to working my last volunteer project in August.