The first time I did community service was during the time I was in secondary school. At that time, the school adopted an old folks’ home in the neighbourhood, and every class was required to visit the home.
When it was our turn, our form teacher brought us there. Before the visit, we were briefed on what we could do and what we should not do. We spent around 2 hours there. The old folks were delighted to see us. Some of the students chatted with the old folks, and some did some simple cleaning.
Looking back, it was a meaningful morning. It was an era before the internet and camera-phones, else I believe some classmates would share some pictures on FB.