XXX Hospital was not my first experience in volunteering activities. Previously, I worked at a day care center for three years, which allowed me to help many people and make many friendly acquaintances. Coming there, I felt needed because there were so many things for me to do, and people kept coming and asking for assistance. Even being that busy, I was rarely tired since I was always rewarded with sincere words of gratitude that made my work meaningful. Although my path has taken a different direction, I occasionally drop by at this center to check how things are going with them.
Avoid slipping into clichés or generalities. Take this opportunity to really examine an experience that taught you something you didn't previously know about yourself, got you out of your comfort zone, or forced you to grow. Sometimes it's better to write about something that was hard for you because you learned something than it is to write about something that was easy for you because you think it sounds admirable. As with all essay questions, the most important thing is to tell a great story: how you discovered this activity, what drew you to it, and what it's shown you about yourself.