As some of you may know, I'm a college student and my SO is in the CG. I'm not sure if this is allowed, so please delete if it goes against any rules...
I am doing some research on volunteer work for my seminar class (since I am a part of the service program at my university). I thought it would be interesting to ask why you all enlisted into the CG. Although you all get paid, what you are doing is service work by giving back to the community. I will not include any usernames, etc, just looking for a general idea.
Basically my overall question is "Are our incentives and motives for doing service work acceptable?" After doing some research, I have found that most people do service for the following reasons: to make money, to get career experience, to help others, to relieve negative feelings in oneself, or to create relationships with other people. My thesis (still developing and your answers will help further shape it) is that although people may begin service for selfish reasons, their mindset may change after seeing the positive impact done, thus making most motives and incentives acceptable.
Out of those options, why did you join the service? Has your reason changed now or do you still do it for the same reason? Or if for a different reason I would be interested to hear.
Again, your username will not be disclosed. If this is not allowed, mods please delete. Thank you for all your help!