Take me out to the ball game
Bond Hassen, Strake Jesuit senior
Volunteering can sometimes be seen as a bit of a drag, especially as a teenager who wants to do something fun with their time, or at least make money. My school sends out an email every time there is a service opportunity, and I mark most of them as read and move on. However, when an email was sent out about Bellaire Little League needing concession stand volunteers, I clicked the link to sign up before I even finished reading the email.
As a former Little League player (and maybe even legend) I was excited to be in that environment again and serve fellow baseball fans. I quickly told several friends to sign up, we went to the training, and soon enough we were heating up hot dogs and making delicious snow cones, which were always a rewarding taste after a rigorous game. The experience has been incredible – it was a great way to get volunteer hours, and after that, it’s the perfect job. My friends and I scramble to sign up every time new shifts become available because it’s a great place to be. I’m super thankful for the opportunity because it’s taught me the value of work and gave me experience in the food service industry. BLL Concessions has been the perfect place for me to serve wonderful food for wonderful people and have fun with my friends.
Caroline Dunn, St. Agnes senior
One of my favorite things about this school year is that I have had the opportunity to work the concession stands at Bellaire Little League. My best friends and I operate every aspect of the concession stand from 5 to 9 every night. We make and serve the food, including pretzels, hot dogs, and nachos. Additionally, we manage the cash register and credit card machine.
After signing up, we had to complete 20 hours as unpaid volunteers before we could earn money. We were happy to do those service hours, because it was a super rewarding way to give back to the community. Most importantly, I’ve made lots of fun memories, like rushing to make two teams rainbow snow cones at the same time and making eight hot dogs in one minute.
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