Manteca High students learned firsthand about doing volunteer work.
Over 100 students attended last Wednesday’s Community Service Fair held in the MHS Brasmer Library.
The event was sponsored by the College Prep Club, which, according to advisor Nina Norton, “encourages students to give back to their community,” she said.
Representatives from the various local groups and organizations included the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manteca / Lathrop, Doctors of Hospital of Manteca, Give Every Child A Chance, The Heath Flora for Assembly Campaign, Interact Club, Manteca Parks & Recreation Department, Manteca Police Explorers, Manteca Branch Library, and MHS DECA Club.
“(We) shared information with the students about local volunteer opportunities,” said Norton, who believes that doing community work can benefit students in various ways.
She added: “(Volunteer efforts) provide job experience, time management skills, improves social and interview skills.”
In addition, students also learn the importance of showing care, compassion and concern for others, Norton said.
She noted that a follow to the Community Service Fair is tentatively planned for the spring.
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