I volunteered with the Friendship Circle several times this year for my community service.  The Friendship circle is a nonprofit organization that helps special needs children learn to socialize through playing games, playing music, and building relationships with the volunteers.  When I was a volunteer, I was paired with a four year old who had delayed development.  He didn’t speak but enjoyed playing with a parachute and eating chips.  I helped him learn to play soccer with the other children.  There were kids of all ages with a variety of learning disorders so it was interesting to see them interact with each other and the volunteers  as we all played instruments or hand games together.  It was a lot of work taking care of kids because we had to act energetic and keep them calm and happy for a few hours but it was rewarding because we built relationships with the kids over time and it felt really satisfying to help people in need.

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