I have always thought that it is important to give back to your community. You not only help others when you volunteer but you also help yourself.
I volunteered in 2014 at the Georgia House Rabbit Society. There I took care of rabbits and cleaned their cages. After all their cages were clean, you were allowed to play with the bunnies. I have a passion for animal rights and welfare and when I was younger I had a pet rabbit named Oreo. I enjoyed my time volunteering for Georgia House Rabbit Society in Marietta, Georgia because it reminded me of good memories.
In 2015, I volunteered for CASA. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. CASA helps neglected or abused children to provide them with safe homes. I was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and we worked to raise money to benefit CASA. We held two philanthropy events each year to fundraise. Kappa Alpha Theta at Auburn University has put on many events such as 5K runs, food sales and dodgeball tournaments. In addition, I worked stands and stood on the concourse distributing information to raise awareness for CASA.
In 2016 and 2017, I volunteered at the Food Bank of East Alabama Inc. There I learned about the process of distributing canned goods and food to the less fortunate. Most days at the Food Bank of East Alabama are spent sorting cans. You sort cans by the type of food and dispose of any cans or boxed goods that are expired. You also throw away any product that looks as if the packaging has been tampered with. These goods are then later sorted into boxed and distributed. It is good to know that by simply spending a small amount of time helping that you can help feed someone in need.