Volunteering as Good Work
The students will learn about the volunteers who help in the school. They compare paid and unpaid jobs. The students interview volunteers to learn about the motivation and rewards of volunteering. Each student decides how to be a volunteer in school, at home or in the community.
Students become more aware of the variety of jobs required to run the school. They also demonstrate appreciation for the work of different people through a bulletin board display and respectful behavior.
Students will be able to define volunteerism and distinguish between volunteer and non-volunteer jobs in the school.
Students become familiar with the motivation of volunteers through interviewing some of the school volunteers.
Students show their appreciation for the efforts of those who are willing to donate their time and talents to make the school a better place.
Students prove that they are not too young to volunteer services that help others. They brainstorm ways they can be of service at school and home. Students identify times they do not need to ask permission to act philanthropically.