Originating from Nottingham in the early 70s, community service involves carrying out a social service for the well-being and benefit of an entire community. Although its’ original purpose was to substitute harsh punishment on criminal offenders When undertaken on a voluntary basis i.e. out of one’s accord, it is mostly done to assist the disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the community. The foundation of community service lies on the virtue of charity and importance of having a work ethic.. Schools that encourage their students to partake in community service aim at inculcating a sense of responsibility towards their neighbors and environment in general. When magistrates compel first-time law-breakers to undertake community service, they aim at promoting discipline and advocating for reform that will restrain the law-breaker from repeating the offence (Godhbole). Fundamentally, community service is aimed at community development where an individual-volunteer or philanthropist, or a group of people may decide to teach children from less fortunate backgrounds, help build homes, clean and attend to the elderly in homes, clean the streets, plant trees, fix public utilities or assist in animal shelters. Educational institutes steer young people to community service to develop in them a sense of purpose for their lives as they progress to other levels and overall to groom their personalities.