• Lara Ono Glufke Reis
  • 12-12-2017 14:44:09

Hey, we are Lara Ono Reis, Gabriela Bochi, João Victor, Sofia Tonon and Rodrigo. We are studens of the 8th grade in Medianeira (Curitiba - PR). In our class, we learn about Charles Bradley and a music of him, the "Change for the World". Inspired on it, we are posting this text to inform you how you can be a volunteer to change the world with love and make up the difference.
At first, we will say what is a volunteering. Volunteer is someone who does an unpaid activity. The volunteer give some time to help someone. Dedicating your time to volunteer, you can have some benefits like new friends, develop emotional stability, reduce risk of Alzheimer's (more about it: https://www.nationalservice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/07_0506_hbr_brief.pdf), and improve school experiences.
After knowing those things, maybe you are thinking: "How can I be a volunteer?". It depends on the place you live and what you want to change the world. Today we are going to inform you about a specific and interesting volunteer work: the voluntary work in hospitals. The objective is try to do the patient happy and temporarily forget the health problems that it has.
There are some popular voluntary works in the hospitals like the visit of clowns. They are the most traditional and specialist to do the others happyness. We like too some illusionist, because it is easier to like: everyone loves magical things because, well, it’s fantastic! Some people like just to talk or, in the case of children, play games and enjoy with toys. All these examples are available in all the world. In our city, the Hospital Pequeno Principe (http://pequenoprincipe.org.br/hospital/voluntarios/) and the Hospital de Clínicas UFPR (http://www.ebserh.gov.br/web/chc-ufpr?q=content/8-como-ser-voluntário-no-hc) allow people to volunteer. In Manhattan (USA), the NYC Health Hospitals (http://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/volunteering/) and in Ottawa (Canadá), the Ottawa Hospital (www.ottawahospital.on.ca/en/career-opportunities/volunteering/ ).
But, you will have some difficulties: a lot of time, patience and transport are some of them. Probably, you’re a teen, so, you need to dedicate your time with the studies and social life. Also, the majority of the hospitals prefer to open volunteer vacancies just to adults and teens over 16 years old, so, maybe it is good to wait to have the ideal age.