Eighth-grader makes a case for volunteering

My name is Kyler Decker and I’m an eighth-grade student at Warren Elementary. I would greatly appreciate it if you would be so kind as to put my opinion in the newspaper. I enjoy reading the opinion section of the Marietta Times and I thought maybe I could voice my opinion, too.

Volunteering, it’s an interesting word. It means to someone or something with no benefit in return. You may be thinking, “Why would I do that?” and, “What’s the point of doing something for nothing in return?” There are a lot of benefits to volunteering you just have to look past the money.

Volunteering is an important part of the community, without volunteers the community would fall apart. In Marietta we need volunteers to put on our festivals and we wouldn’t be able to keep our historic town in the condition it is in today. One advantage to volunteering is that you can fit it around almost any schedule.

Volunteering also has many morale benefits. When you help other people you always feel good afterward. It’s the same thing with volunteering,when you help out your community or a deserving organization you always feel good afterward.

I believe volunteering is essential to any community because it helps boost the community’s morale. This is why there are many volunteers in many communities.

I know most of you guys and girls are busy, but I know someone would greatly appreciate it if you could find time to help your community.

Kyler Decker