To become involved in community service, an individual should first acquire the kind of education that will provide the skills needed in carrying out a community service. Given that community service is a wide field, it is important that when seeking an education, one should specialize in the field of community service in which one plans to work. The field of community service that I am interested in is helping individuals to develop parenting skills.
Parenting can be very rewarding; it can also be very frustrating if one is not prepared to have children. There is very little training that is offered to expectant mothers and fathers, and very few people seek training before deciding to become parents. This has resulted in a situation where parenting skills are taken for granted. By providing parenting education through community service, perhaps I will be able to offer parents and those who intend to become parents, the kind of knowledge that will enable them to carry out their parental roles in a positive, nurturing manner….