On October 1, 2016, I volunteered with the members of the Asian Business Student Association to clean up the streets of Austin in an event known as "Keep Austin Beautiful." As a director in ABSA, I have volunteered in all of the volunteering events that we have had to offer but I believe this event has been the most impactful for the city of Austin. This event allowed me to see how much the city of Austin has been abused with litter and it opened my eyes to see how much people are just aimlessly throwing away their trash and cigarette butts on the streets. Keep Austin Beautiful is an event offered to every, if not most organizations on campus and it allows these organizations to adopt a street in downtown Austin to clean annually. Surprisingly, a couple of blocks on a single street can become filthy with trash in a single year. I believe that this event allows the people of Austin to do a good deed by cleaning up all of the unnecessary trash thrown around this amazing city and allows us to continue to Keep Austin Beautiful.
Time spent with kids never lacks entertainment and enlightenment. You realize how pivotal it is to serve as a role model to children who might not have that figure in their life.
Cleaning the area around you just makes an impact in the environment and it also makes your community look nice and clean. I also got to bond with other menses, it was fun!
Helping other students that are in high school and teaching them what UT is all about is very awesome. I learned that you can have on impact on other students as well as make them feel welcome.
I volunteered for two hours with Texas HBSA at their College 101 event. I helped guide high school students from their busses to the UTC where the College 101 kickoff was being held. In addition to this I also helped bring water and supplies from the Frito Lay room in McComb's to the UTC.
Very exciting being around elementary school age kids who bring energy that only inspires you to respond with twice as more and give your heart to them.
I think it is important to serve other people because you never know when you might need someone else's help. I also think it is satisfying to see people's faces when they are being served.
In this event, I volunteered with my fellow ABSA members at the Starbright Preschool's Pumpkin Patch. We ran various game stations and candle-making stations as well as food booths. Working with little kids was very enjoyable and seeing their happy faces was a bonus to helping out the hardworking teachers.