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General purpose: to persuade

Specific purpose: to persuade my listeners to volunteer
Central idea: Volunteering not only helps and benefits one's community but, in a way, it benefits
the volunteers themselves.


1. Attention material:a. ( shows video)
b. Can you imagine how many people would be suffering each day with out
57357 hospital ? with out Magdy Yacoubs hospital ? with out Resala
Charity organization ? with out volunteers running these huge humane
entities ?

2 .Orienting material :
a."A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist
sees the same glass as half full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and
starts looking for someone who might be thirsty.
b. Statics according to the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology show
that since 2012 volunteers rate declines along time. To hit its lowest of all
time rate in 2015. While people in need and poverty rates increase, resulting in
an unstable community.
c. Through personal experience in one of the charity organizations as a
volunteer manager, I have realized that volunteers who apply lately are of
young age and those who are more educated are less likely to volunteer.
3. Central idea:
a. We should volunteer to support the general welfare of ourselves, our
communities and our world.

II. Body
I. Need: The problems in our community are great and affect us all.
A. Families living in poverty in our community have significant needs, which need to be
1. This increased rate of poverty has been especially tough on the children.
a. There has been an increase in preventable childhood diseases
b. At the same time, standardized test scores for these children have been

2. Because of the increased levels of poverty in our community, shelters and food
pantries are over capacity.
3. The crime rates in our community have increased due to the increases in poverty.
a. The local paper reports a 14% increase in petty theft of property.
b. The community police report that many of these increased thefts are
due to people pawning stolen property to pay for food and medicine.
Transition: Clearly our local community is in great need, but fortunately there are
many ways to solve some of these problems.
II. Satisfaction: If we all agreed to volunteer at least once a month to help out those in need,
many of the problems could be alleviated.

1. The local elementary schools can establish an after-school program made up

of college students to interact with children affected by poverty.
a. In this program, college students could read, play basketball, and
generally serve as good role models.
b. The volunteers in this program could better help find resources for the
parents to utilize to help their children succeed in school.
2. Because of the high demand and lack of resources, the homeless shelter is
currently in need of repairs and could use college student workers to clean, repaint,
and repair parts of the shelter.
Transition: Now that I have talked about specific areas in which we could volunteer to
help our local community, I now will discuss some of the benefits.
III. Visualization: Helping the local community deal with our poverty issues will benefit us all.
1. First, children would be better served in our community through the
increased help at the food pantry and the after-school program.
a. Studies have found that after-school programs help greatly with
increasing standardized test scores
b. Additionally, children who have positive role models are less likely
to become involved in criminal activity as teenagers
2. Second, this plan of action would greatly enhance the ability of local
officials and service providers to solve the problems in our community.
a. By volunteering, we are freeing up the time of officials and service
providers to find other governmental solutions to the needs of the
3. This plan would help decrease some of the crime related to petty theft.

4. Lastly, volunteering makes you feel better.

a. Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and selfefficacy.
b. Volunteering is a great experience that will add up to you resume.
Transition: With our volunteering efforts, we can make a brighter day for those in our
IV .

Search for the volunteering work youd like to work in

a.Be the change you want to see in the world
b. Help our community flourish
c. (shows video)

III Conclusion
1.Summary :
a. It is not money that changes the world, but people.
b. Volunteering is not about the cause but the need.
2.Clincher: Volunteer dont necessary have the time, they just have the heart.

Nada Haider 34-4701