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Embracing the Impact: The Power of Volunteering

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The Baile Folklórico Club performs a vibrant dance. Students from MHHS gather around during the Mission Hills Cultural Folklórico event at lunch, May 29, 2024. The Balie Folklórico Club members are volunteering their time to showcase traditional dance, adding cultural flair to the school event. “Volunteering is the heartbeat of our community; it brings us together and showcases the beautiful diversity within our school,” senior Remy Escobar said.

Amidst the fabric of society lies a profound force that transcends individual actions, shaping communities and inspiring change. The essence of volunteering, as illuminated by voices like Remy Escobar and Taylor Scott, reveals a narrative of empowerment and unity that resonates far beyond the present moment.
“I think volunteering is important for society as a whole because it can allow the individual to grow their strengths. It can also help the society become a better place for others,” senior Escobar said.
Escobar’s insight underscores the dual nature of volunteering, where personal growth intertwines with societal betterment. This interconnectedness forms the cornerstone of a collective journey towards a more compassionate and supportive world.
“For someone hesitant about starting to volunteer, my advice would be to start small and choose a cause you are truly passionate about. Even the smallest contributions can make a big difference,” sophomore Scott said.
Scott’s emphasis on the significance of genuine intent and consistent effort in volunteering illuminates a path where every act, regardless of scale, holds the potential to spark meaningful change. This ethos not only fosters individual agency but also cultivates a culture of empathy and action within communities.
“Volunteering can contribute to building stronger, more cohesive communities by inspiring future generations. In my opinion, more areas that need volunteer support are hospitals and schools,” Escobar said.
Escobar’s vision extends towards the future, highlighting the pivotal role of volunteers in addressing pressing global challenges such as the pandemic and climate change. Through providing support, raising awareness and implementing solutions, volunteers are poised to be instrumental in affecting change on both local and global scales.
As the tapestry of volunteerism weaves together personal growth, community resilience and global impact, the power of volunteering emerges as a beacon of hope and transformation. Through the wisdom shared by Escobar and Scott, we are called to embrace the profound potential within each act of service, recognizing that in unity and compassion lies the key to a brighter tomorrow.
“Volunteering is the heartbeat of our community; it brings us together and showcases the beautiful diversity within our school,” senior Remy Escobar said.

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Ericka Lony
Ericka Lony, Staff Writer
(she/her) Ericka Lony is a sophomore here at Mission Hills High School. This first year joining the Journalism staff and she is super excited to be a part of it. Ericka is a huge animal person, she has three dogs and a turtle, but she also loves cats. She likes to play soccer, read, draw, and hang-out with friends.