Kinda My First Time Volunteering?Well over the summer, (best summer of my life). I volunteered at the playcamp/summercamp/daycamp I went to from ages 5-14. And it was so fun and amazing! I think it really helped me overcome a big chunk of loneliness and depression that was sitting inside of me. Now I can think about these kids who have told me they loved me, know what flavor starbursts I like and don't like, have gvien me endless hugs, yelled at each other just to sit next to me on the bus, cried if I didn't play games with them, questioned the life out of me when I was gone, and one special little girl... who not only warmed my heart, but took it, and loved it and gave it back, I think about her and feel a surge of happiness when I'm down. It's starting to fade though, since I'm not with them, these kids that gave me everything I needed, and when I say everything, I mean everything. Who knew so much love could come from such small children? I love kids and I can't wait till next summer, then I'll be back. Since it's school year, I can really only visit... I was going to volunteer this school year but my mom didn't want me to and everything, so I kinda got stuck just visiting and leaving and it hurts because they cling onto me and I have to leave... but I can't wait till next summer, I don't care if the group of kids I had last year are moving up a group, I'm moving up too! These are my wonderful sweethearts, so special sweet and warm, my little firflies lighting up my heart... I volunteered 348 hours of my time with them over the summer, and I hope that goes up even more next summer! I will love to volunteer again, and again in different areas anywhere with kids.. But for now, they, and that camp have my heart <3.
WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 10 Responses 1 Nov 29, 2010