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Should Unpaid Community Service Be Part Of High School Programs

Updated on May 27, 2015
I wish we all can extend a helping hand towards the needy and vulnerable.
I wish we all can extend a helping hand towards the needy and vulnerable. | Source

Social responsibility is not just confined within governmental departments but it is the responsibility of the community as a whole. We all need to imbibe all the qualities and seed the seed of responsibility from the very tender age when a person is able to rationalize his thoughts through community service programs. I do not think high school is any less better to choose such idealistic thinking and must be incorporated with to channelize the young citizens to help them shape the community in a better and holistic way.

For example, we all ponder over the problems in everyday societal life but few comes with the solutions and one of those solution now these days is CSR which is corporate social responsibility. This CSR is made mandatory in India a few years back just to make the corporate take the stride to part with a few bucks from the profit and make some social impact through their social tasks. For say, many of the corporate are pooled in to help weed out the manual scavenging in India which is a stark reality along with the shameful fact that it is widespread and prevalent in large swathes of India. Our prime minister has vouched to wipe out this blot from our nation on 2 October 2019, which is the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of this nation, who fought relentlessly against this evil.

By subsuming students from the high school level, we are actually creating building blocks to make them more responsible towards their duty for their nation which eventually with time will help them creating a nations with vision, reality, thousands of helping hand in need, a cordial environment to thrive, and a happiness index to vie for.

Many communities in the world prefers to punish petty offenders with community service to ignite the humanity inside them and see how one feels enthralled and great by doing good to others. This is a way up towards creating a peace loving homogenous society, which is happening in today’s globalization. So, in factually, I think free community services are not free due to its unattainable tangible rewards but there are several intangible incentives like self-satisfaction, gratification, happiness, togetherness, worthiness, getting a meaning to our life, which outweighs the tangible benefits. So, one must indulge in this great game.

So, therefore, unpaid community service should be part of high school programs for the overall fitness and well being of the society.

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    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thats very nice and organic way of progressing and cohabiting with all the creatures of nature Au fait. Nice to know that you people have made it in their curriculum to understand the nature well and to minimize the damage caused by humans.

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      C E Clark 

      2 years ago from North Texas

      I think one can't learn too young that we all have responsibilities to our environment and our fellow inhabitants of the earth, both human and nonhuman. I think the younger one is when they get started the more likely they are to accept that they alone are not the most important person on the planet. Volunteering for good causes was part of my daughter's curriculum and she was home schooled.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice to share things about your place dear. Here it is more of an ethical in nature than forced.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      3 years ago from USA

      In some high schools in the US it is a requirement.

    • pinto2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Its great in your part of the world that students are getting adapted to this concept and they will imbibe it in the future and know the greatness of self satisfactory community service work.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I think it's a great idea that students perform community service work in high school. It's actually a requirement in my part of Canada. Students must perform a certain number of hours of community service or volunteer work in order to graduate.


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