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ISU四大陸フィギュアスケート選手権2016 国際ボランティア

TOEIC Programスコアと面接で選ばれた大学生6人が、国際的に注目を集める四大陸フィギュアスケート選手権にボランティアとして参加し、自身の英語力を試しました。

長尾 緑

長尾 緑
国際教養大学

スコア

TOEIC Speaking
180点

TOEIC Writing
150点

TOEIC L&R
950点

Warmth Inside My Heart
Reflection essay for Four Continents Championships Volunteering
Midori Nagao

It is snowing hard and I feel like I am freezing in Akita. Before participating in the Four Continents Figure Skating International Volunteer, I had a cold heart like the snow here. I was in charge of the accreditation and ticketing group. Most people came to do accreditation, and half of the customers lining in ticketing area were Taiwanese. Since I could not speak Taiwanese, I felt I was not contributing to my group and very sorry. When I was assigned to the souvenir shop, I was surprised that the system of selling items was not made. Hence I flustered and nearly ordered other Taiwanese volunteers to make new system with me. I am sure that I was feeling I had a notion that I need to try harder to help this championships more without having compassion to others.
On the contrary, other volunteers were trying hard to cherish other people. On the second day, there was a problem with printer and we could not make ID cards. Soon, I remembered that there was another one in a hotel, so I ran to print ID cards instead. When I came back, the leader could fix the printer. We hugged each other crying and saying Thank you many times. Even though we had different schedule, many Taiwanese volunteers kindly took me to eat outside or go sightseeing. They tried to talk to me a lot and become friends. Moreover, by interacting with Japanese spectators, I could feel how much they were looking forward to seeing the performances. I was very thankful to them for coming to Taipei.
At first, I was focusing on myself to learn something important or how much I can contribute to this championships more than building relationships with people. I was very selfish. On the fourth night, in my bed, I could finally realize that I did not have mind to care about others, but all the other volunteers were caring about me and customers. I burst into tears and felt that I need to have the real volunteering mind. From that moment, I decided to have more compassion to all the people I would interact with. I began to say “Thank you” more than ever, consider how I can help someone to make them feel more comfortable, and have positive attitude with my face smiling. When customers asked me something, even if they are among different sections such as moving cheering flags or giving presents to photographer, I tried my best to accomplish their needs and could make customers smile. I also started to interact with other volunteers more and enjoy having conversations about our school life or cultures.
By doing volunteer, I felt my heart was becoming warmer. I would like to say “Thank you.” to all the people who have warmth inside their heart and could change me. After the snow melts, blossoms will appear and bloom. I am confident now that I can have warm compassion toward people before the spring will come.

It is snowing hard and I feel like I am freezing in Akita. Before participating in the Four Continents Figure Skating International Volunteer, I had a cold heart like the snow here. I was in charge of the accreditation and ticketing group. Most people came to do accreditation, and half of the customers lining in ticketing area were Taiwanese. Since I could not speak Taiwanese, I felt I was not contributing to my group and very sorry. When I was assigned to the souvenir shop, I was surprised that the system of selling items was not made. Hence I flustered and nearly ordered other Taiwanese volunteers to make new system with me. I am sure that I was feeling I had a notion that I need to try harder to help this championships more without having compassion to others.
On the contrary, other volunteers were trying hard to cherish other people. On the second day, there was a problem with printer and we could not make ID cards. Soon, I remembered that there was another one in a hotel, so I ran to print ID cards instead. When I came back, the leader could fix the printer. We hugged each other crying and saying Thank you many times. Even though we had different schedule, many Taiwanese volunteers kindly took me to eat outside or go sightseeing. They tried to talk to me a lot and become friends. Moreover, by interacting with Japanese spectators, I could feel how much they were looking forward to seeing the performances. I was very thankful to them for coming to Taipei.
At first, I was focusing on myself to learn something important or how much I can contribute to this championships more than building relationships with people. I was very selfish. On the fourth night, in my bed, I could finally realize that I did not have mind to care about others, but all the other volunteers were caring about me and customers. I burst into tears and felt that I need to have the real volunteering mind. From that moment, I decided to have more compassion to all the people I would interact with. I began to say “Thank you” more than ever, consider how I can help someone to make them feel more comfortable, and have positive attitude with my face smiling. When customers asked me something, even if they are among different sections such as moving cheering flags or giving presents to photographer, I tried my best to accomplish their needs and could make customers smile. I also started to interact with other volunteers more and enjoy having conversations about our school life or cultures.
By doing volunteer, I felt my heart was becoming warmer. I would like to say “Thank you.” to all the people who have warmth inside their heart and could change me. After the snow melts, blossoms will appear and bloom. I am confident now that I can have warm compassion toward people before the spring will come.

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