Some people believe that unpaid community service should be a compulsory part of high school programmers (for example working for a charity, improving the neighbourhood or teaching sports to younger children).

It is undeniable that involving various activities throughout high school time is a valuable experience for teenagers. In my opinion,
although
teenagers gain some considerable benefits from working unpaid during education, there are some possible drawbacks to
this
mandatory program. Students who participate in a period of voluntary
work
during their education time can benefit extremely in many tasks.
First
of all, it helps them to experience different activities which improve their knowledge and
skills
moreover
academic qualifications. It is undoubtedly vital for high school students to gain some professional
skills
before graduating which could significantly motivate them to opt for a wide range of occupations.
Secondly
, communicating with different
people
especially aiding the elderly and doing some valuable community
work
outside the home, helps the young
people
get to know more about society. It certainly improves their social
skills
which makes them responsible citizens.
On the other hand
, there may be some disadvantages if the young
people
take part in
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obligatory unpaid community
work
.
Firstly
, the program must be well planned in order not to conflict with their expected study routine. Lack of time and concentration on doing their homework and school program might affect their educational achievement.
Secondly
, some voluntary
work
may put the youngsters at potential risks. They may be in great peril while being alone in an unidentified place with an unknown individual. So, advanced management by authorities and
also
parents’ supervision on every social
work
is essential to ensure the security of volunteers exclusively. In conclusion, despite some drawbacks, I believe that involving
such
community unpaid works could help the young
people
to gain precious
skills
and experiments which would be beneficial both for them and the society.
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