For some reason it's more about getting hours than helping people. Seriously, it's a nice thing to do. That's the big thing. Yeah, getting hours helps but it's such a great way to make a statement and contribute to society.
People have to make it easier to be able to help out in the community. Some people have 5 minutes a week to spare and others have 5 hours a day. It's good to be able to accept any help at all. Training takes money but young people need to be able to help.
Schools should make community service a requirement for graduation. It's one thing for someone working a job while studying to be unable to contribute and another for a kid with Ds and Fs.