Rebecca wondered why volunteer hours were necessary for the completion of high school. Wouldn’t good marks be enough to determine what I would do? What could I possibly offer right now?
Despite her apprehension, Rebecca decided to volunteer at the old age home where her grandmother, Natalie, lived. As volunteering became regular, Rebecca was drawn to caring for people in need and was exhilarated by the joy she received from the residents.
Gradually, Rebecca became more curious of the tasks required to help the residents and was compelled to offer more help. Volunteer work that began as a couple of hours a week turned into a passionate endeavor Rebecca eagerly pursued.
One afternoon, Rebecca’s mother, Julie, visited Natalie while Rebecca volunteered with others. “Wow! I’ve never seen Rebecca so motivated. She could almost be an employee in this home. She’s so happy working with all the residents.” Julie commented to her mother.
“When you love the things you do, it will truly become a part of you. I’m grateful the volunteer hours required helped her find something she loves. She’s a great gift to this home.” Natalie replied with a smile of contentment.