Youth Forward scholarship 2016 – My Time to VOLUNTEER!!

Name: Cameron Ty Worriax
From: Pembroke, North Carolina
Grade: high school senior
School: Purnell Swett High School
Votes: 0

Giving back to my community is important to me. I spend at least 10 hours a
week volunteering in several different areas. One way I volunteer is
by helping the elders in my community. I do extensive work both
inside and outside the homes such as cleaning yards by raking,
picking up items such as sticks and pine cones, and pressure washing

Our church youth group does a week long mission trip every summer. I have
attended the last four years. While on the trip we separate into
several groups. This past summer my group completed several
different outings which included passing out flyers about church on
the beach and working at a food pantry. But the one that touched me
the most and gave me the most satisfaction was working at a senior
citizen home. At the home we completed different art projects with
the residents such as jewelry and pottery. Working at the home made
me realize that I never want my grandmother whom has Alzheimer’s to
ever have to live in a home away from home. Even before the trip I
would spend the night with my grandfather to help with her, but now I
am trying even harder to do more for them. I try to spend more time
there to relieve him so he will have a break.

I am also am a member of the brotherhood at my church. We have done
several volunteer jobs such as painting the classrooms at church and
support of the food bank by helping pack and disperse. Another
service that I thoroughly enjoy usually takes place during the
holidays or special occasions. This is when my personal family or
church family visits the sick and shut-ins to sing and pass out care
packages. The above all show examples of ways I volunteer.

While completing my volunteer
activities I want to make it easier on the senior citizens in my
family and community. At the same time I am hoping the children
younger than me will see how much of a positive effect it will make
on the lives of others and themselves. I do believe if I were to
come back in ten or twenty years I will be able to see these
volunteering activities continue on because I see it myself. My
father and grandfather also volunteer, so it was instilled in me as a
young child and I hope it will continue.

If selected for this
scholarship, I will continue to apply the same diligence to my
collegiate studies as I have to this point, making education and
service to others my top priority. I will represent my church and
association well during my years in college and beyond. Being a state
trooper will continue my want and ability to make a positive
difference. I want to serve the citizens of North Carolina and make
our highways safer. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Cameron Ty Worriax

PO Box 1500 Pembroke NC 28372


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