Community service itself is a voluntary activity. It is up to students to choose and it should not be an obligation or an assignment. Students need to have an opinion on what they want to do as service so that they will enjoy the experience and thus be able to learn from it.
Nguyen, Chi-Thien Lam
"Community service: it always means more when it comes from the heart,"
Reason and Respect: Vol. 3
, Article 8.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol3/iss2/8