Demanding students to spend certain period of time on volunteer work or community service is a brilliant idea. It is the basic aim of schools to prepare informed and better citizens. Schools are responsible for cultivating habits of social responsibility and social service in students. To achieve this objective, schools should make it compulsory for every student to participate in some volunteer work. It will nurture the habit to serve the society productively in the students. If it is not made compulsory by the schools for students then they may lack behind in understanding the problems of the society. By engaging each and every student in volunteer work irrespective of their interest makes them inform about the societal problems and lead them to participate actively in social works.
Another important reason that is why volunteer work should be compulsory is that students are in schools to learn and have little knowledge about outside world. These are the teachers in schools that should teach students about the society and tell them about happenings in the world. Schools can prepare good students by promoting the habit of social service in students. Students may not be interested in learning certain things but schools being responsible for the better future of student and society should teach them the habit of social servicing.
To conclude, volunteer work promotes good citizenship among the students and makes them informed citizens.