Schools mandating volunteering
By forcing students to do community service, school officials are essentially doing the equivalent of the mandatory system practiced in penitentiaries across the nation.Furthermore, by implementing mandatory community service, students are burdened with yet an extra criteria to meet in order to graduate.
Numerous schools across the country have mandated that in order for their students to graduate, they must complete a predetermined amount of community service.
Whether it is helping clean up a park, tutoring, or just accompanying a senior citizen, the end results are usually positive and encouraging.
Most non for-profit organizations count on volunteers to stay afloat and the addition of a surplus of students will further help their cause.
Many students seem to agree with this stance as a survey conducted in 2002 by the Council for Excellence in Government Youth showed that a majority of high school aged students were against mandatory community service.
Based on previous experiences, I am personally think community service should indeed be mandatory due to the benevolent effects it has on recipients.