Pupils have a lot of things to do in the afternoon. Some join a volunteering program and some prefer to hang out with their friends, stay home, play computer-games or watch TV. There are a lot of places you can volunteer in, such as the Civil Guard, MDA, helping children with their homework. In my opinion, volunteering is important. I prefer volunteering to staying home or hanging out with friends. I volunteer once a week in the Civil Guard.
When I volunteer I help people. For example, when I volunteered in (the) Civil Guard, we found a suspicious object which looked like a bomb was hidden in it. Later on, we called the police and we discovered that a bomb was actually in the bag. Therefore, when we called the police and reported a suspicious object we, in fact, saved lives. Another example for helping people when volunteering, when you volunteer to help an elderly person - you make him happy.
In addition, volunteering doesn't make only the person who is helped happy but makes you, too, happy and proud. Because the feeling of helping someone is wonderful, it makes you feel like you (are) really do(ing) something important instead of sitting in front the computer.
In conclusion, joining a volunteering program is recommended because you help someone, and by the way it makes you feel better. Instead of watching TV or hanging out with friend, you can help people, save lives or make other people's lives better. Therefore, in my opinion, volunteering is important. I volunteer 3 hours once a week.