I volunteered during Texas Public Health week to give out free condoms on campus during the carnival. We educated the campus about practicing safe sex, and we also advertised the free HIV screening that was going on as well. This volunteer experience allowed me to promote healthy practices on campus, and it this makes me more motivated to pursue an occupation in the medical field.
I had a wonderful time helping clean up the garden.
As a volunteer at the Austin Diaper Food Bank, I learned that some families did not have the means to provide diapers for their kids due to their expensive costs that are not covered by any agency. I helped in sorting/counting diaper donations and packaging the donations. This volunteer opportunity taught me the importance of giving back to the community.
At the UT Conch Community Garden, I had the opportunity to help clean the garden up since they are renovating it before spring. I helped in taking our the grass in the garden, and taking out weed. This experience allowed me to learn about how useful the UT Concho Garden is to out community, and by volunteering I was able to contribute to that impact.
At the Capital Area Food Bank, I had the opportunity to serve a neighborhood in need by sorting and distributing donations. This was an eye opening experience that allowed me to see how just simple actions such as donating can go a long way for these families. I truly appreciated this volunteer opportunity because it taught me the importance of donating and volunteering.