I had been ambivalent a little before I came to the US about the community service. I didn’t know where I could volunteer even after 2 months into the program.
Fortunately, I remembered that I have been volunteering in an animal shelter in my home city.
I enjoyed walking the dogs, because I’ve always wanted to have one. So I searched and found a shelter close to where I lived. Everybody there was nice and explained to me how things work. I usually walk and play with dogs, clean cat rooms, wash bowls and do the laundry. I also met new people who became my friends. Now I’m looking forward to my next hours there!
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