In most educational institutions, community service is placed alongside the entire curriculum so that up and coming yuppies can get a glimpse of other things they can do outside that of contributing their expertise and working for a living. Exposing them to the people who have not the same luck that they have, like obtaining degrees and becoming bums is a good way of showing them that life is too precious to take for granted.
Also, taking on community service work where they can do their share in helping various foundations and organizations that aim to answer the call of the needs of various groups is something that people may want to devote a part of their lives. It does not cost much for people to do so. A portion of their time and what they can offer is all that is needed. Everything is purely voluntary but the best way to see where they can help out once they are set out in the world and venture on things that they can contribute for a better society and world to live in.
[tags]community service, charities, organizations, foundations[/tags]