The Value of Community Service
by McKenzie Whelan and Kaden Meyer
We have noticed there are a lot of community service opportunities both in and outside of our school. We decided to focus our story on the benefits of being a part of a community service club.
Before we started working on the story, we didn’t realize that there are multiple students who are involved in more than one community service club. Vivien Wetzel and Emily Hahne are two examples. They were both great interviewees for this story due to how involved they are.
Emily and Vivien are not the only people we spoke with. Everyone we talked to gave wonderful opinions about how community service changed their lives. We liked how each interviewee shared what the experience taught them. We were so happy with the soundbites, as it made for a smooth scriptwriting experience.
We were able to use some footage we already had of service clubs for b-roll, but we also attended a few different club meetings to film. We were amazed at the amount of people who were in the club meetings and happy to see how many people are eager to help the community. We hope this story will help our community service groups gain more members!
Overall, we were excited with how the story came out. We were able to shine a light on various opportunities to serve others. We hope that viewers get inspired about the opportunities and will possibly pursue joining a club or even volunteer at an event.
If you are looking to join a community service club, ask one of the club members or their adviser for more information.