Volunteer for local community service. Volunteered for Dobbs Ferry High School in the local volleyball games, at the annual Ferry Festa and at the annual Holiday Hustle. Currently expanding on opportunities and hoping to make invaluable contributions to the Smoothie King workplace. I believe that my skills and volunteering experiences make me well suited for the Smoothie King environment.
Even though I've never been employed, I have done a decent amount of volunteering. I've volunteered at the local games my school takes part in. So far, the games I volunteered at were Volleyball games, where I worked the concession stand. At the concession stand, I would sell snacks, hot dogs, popcorn, and other foods. Most times, I was the only one volunteering, so I had the sole responsibility of collecting cash, providing the costumer with what they had ordered, and of preparing the food, (such as Hot dogs and popcorn). I believe that this experience is important because it helps me be better prepared for this job, and in knowing how to handle the workload. In total, I spent over seven hours volunteering at the concession stand for the local volleyball games, just not all at once.
I've also done some volunteering at the annual Ferry Festa. This year, I volunteered to collect tickets at a bouncy house. Once I was given a ticket, I granted the customer admission into the bouncy house. The money used to pay for the tickets was given to support and help fund the Dobbs Ferry Lacrosse team. I had volunteered for around 5 hours that day, helping keeping things in order. The time flew because I was occupied almost the entire time. While I volunteered, I was dealing with lots of kids. I had to make sure each person to go in the bouncy house had given me, or the other collector, a ticket. When I was volunteering, I was one of two ticket collectors. This is because there was a high demand. When there weren't as many people, I was the only ticket collector, but only for a fraction of the time I was volunteering. I believe that being able to work alone, and work with others, is equally important. I believe that being able to work alone shows that one is independent and responsible. However, I also believe that working well with others is just as important. This experience is important because it shows that I am able to work well with others, but also, that if I need to work alone, I am also perfectly capable of doing so, given that the demand isn't too overwhelming for any one person.
I also volunteered for the annual Holiday Hustle. The Holiday Hustle is a big event, and so I was on a teem of volunteers. In the begging, My job was to fold and give shirts to the other volunteers, who would then give it to the customer upon receiving the cash. Given the popularity of the event, everyone on the teem had to work quick. Everyone who volunteered that day were hard working. Once the event began, shirts were no longer sold and I was relocated to hand out complementary water bottles at the finish line for those who are thirsty after the race. I was with two other volunteers, because many people were coming through the finish lines. This event tested my teamwork skills more than any other. Each moment I coordinated with others who were also volunteering, in order to establish the most efficient and friendly process. Even though it was a bit chaotic, I enjoyed it because I worked with others and was part of a team. This experience improved my teamwork skills, but also showed me that my teamwork skills were already strong to begin with. This is because teamwork comes natural to me, and in the workplace environment, that is one of the most valuable skills one can have.
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