Jarvis Carter has been volunteering in the community for five years. This began during his eighth grade year when he became a member of the Martinsville/Henry County Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. Part of the requirements for membership in the organization is to complete a minimum of ten hours of community service.
Volunteering in his community has made him a better person and given him a sense of the importance of giving back to the community. He has completed community service at the Virginia Museum of Natural history, Apple Ridge Presbyterian Church Camp, Blue Ridge Manor-Assistant Living Residence, Fayette Area Historical Initiative board, Vacation Bible School teacher, Boys & Girls Club, and Tutoring. He has become very aware of people who are less fortunate than him and has acquired a desire to render his services to help when or wherever there is a need. Blue Ridge Manor for Assistant Living Residence is where he has completed most of his community service hours. This Residence has given him a sincere passion to render his services to people who are less fortunate and disabled. He wants to make an impact on his community. One thing that has inspired and motivated him from this service is his career goals. This experience influenced him to conduct seminars, workshops, and camps to give people an understanding of how important a quality life is. He wants to impress upon people how important it is to take medications as directed and have as much of a normal and quality life as possible.
Jarvis volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club because he enjoys working with the children. He looks at children as our future and feels that it is his job as a teenager to help lead children in a positive direction so they can have a bright future. The Boys and Girls Club provide opportunities for children to foster the fulfillment of their potentials.
Vacation Bible School is an outstanding way to cultivate children through the church. Jarvis has been a teacher and an assistant for Vacation Bible School at his church. Tutoring affords him the opportunity to help others and to work with children on an individual basis. Sharing his intelligence and mentoring gives Jarvis a sense of reaching out and helping others to succeed. Jarvis has done numerous community service hours.