This collection of worksheets will look at a wide range of community helpers and those people that fill these critical roles for us. We look at the medical professional with dentists, doctors, and nurses. Those that prepare our food in cooks, chefs, and bakers. We will look at those that are pushing our understanding of space and science. We will look at those that protect us in other countries (military soldiers) and at home (firefighters and police officers). The following collection of worksheets examines some of these professions in detail with short reading passages. Each short passage is accompanied by two different questionnaires – a multiple choice sheet and a short answer sheet. Answer keys have been provided for the instructor. Project idea: Have your students pick a profession to report on, including education requirements, average salary, fields of practice, etc., and present it to the class.
Doctors and nurses help to keep people healthy. Doctors tell people what medicines they need to take to feel better if they are sick.
Doctors need a lot of schooling and training. Doctors go to medical school for four years after graduating from regular college. Some doctors become specialists.
Nurses help to keep people healthy too. Nurses have lots of training in how to make patients feel better and how to keep them from getting sick.
Do you have your breakfast or lunch at school in the cafeteria? Who prepares the food that students eat at school?
Chefs prepare food too. Usually chefs work at a fancy restaurant where they make special dishes called gourmet food.
Most people learn to cook at home but chefs attend a school called a culinary school where they learn how to prepare all kinds of food. Bakers can go to culinary school too.
Astronauts are people who are specially trained to travel into space. The word astronaut means "space sailor."
Astronauts are people who love adventure. Only a very few people have become astronauts.
NASA is the part of the United States government that takes care of space travel. When NASA was sure that astronauts were safe orbiting the earth, they sent astronauts to explore on the moon.
Soldiers are brave men and women who are part of the United States Army. Soldiers join the army in order to keep the United States safe.
Lots of people who are part of the military do not serve mainly as fighters. The military needs all kinds of trained people.
People promise to stay in the military for a number of years when they join. Joining the military is called enlisting.
Teachers are very important people, especially in the lives of children. Teachers also make a difference in the lives of many people of all ages.
Teachers go to college to learn how to teach students in the classroom every day. Teachers study how to explain facts and ideas to kids of different ages.
There are many teachers who do not work in schools. For example, there are teachers in the military who teach new soldiers about fighting and being in the military.
Dentists take care of teeth and other parts of your mouth. Do you realize how important your teeth are to good health?
Dentists work every day to help their patients to be healthy. It can be scary to visit the dentist because of all the equipment in the office and needing to sit in the big chair.
Some dentists have even more training and are called oral surgeons. Oral is another word for inside the mouth.
Mail carriers bring mail and packages to homes and businesses everywhere in the United States. Mail carriers work for the United States Postal Service which is a branch of the United States government.
Mail carriers do not need to have a college education. Mail carriers are trained by other post office employees on how to handle the mail properly.
Mail carriers that work in the country where houses are far apart from each other are called rural route carriers.
Police officers work hard to help keep everyone safe. Police officers patrol roads to make sure drivers obey traffic laws because traffic laws are there for safety.
Police officers investigate the crime and try to figure out and find the person who committed the crime.
There are many kinds of police officers. Some police officers work for the city or town government through a police department. Sheriffs work for a county
When people hear the word artist they at first think about painters who create paintings like you see hanging on walls.
Television programs and movies use different kinds of artists. Artists create the characters, costumes, and make-up for sci-fi, adventure and horror shows.
It seems so exciting and it is. When there’s a fire emergency firefighters hurry to get their suits on and take off from the fire station with sirens blasting on their huge red or yellow fire trucks.
Even though this all sounds so exciting, firefighters have a difficult job and harsh conditions to work in.
Firefighters need a lot of special training. In large cities firefighters must attend the fire academy to learn how to fight fires.
Who Are Community Helpers?
Many people are in professions that serve their local communities, such as doctors, dentists, teachers, police officers, and even bakers. Some people serve all communities by enlisting in the military. We collective call people that serve these roles in our communities Community Helpers. We have to remember that these people not only help others in the communities that they serve, but they are often residents and are supporting the community from within. The people that serve these positions help make our surroundings cleaner, safe, and generally better for all the others that inhabit it. If you take a ride through the center of your town our city you will see these people in action right away. When tragedy strikes, Community Helpers are the first people to jump into action and they are the people we count on to help us and our family members. These people are often taken for granted, but in your moment of need they become the most important people in your world.
There is a certain way that groups of people must come together for a community to thrive. In particular, there are specific roles in a society that needs to be filled by community helpers so that the community runs smoothly. Yet, who are these community helpers?
Community helpers are professionals and volunteers who do a particular job or offer a specific service to the community. Examples of community helpers include paramedics, police officers, doctors, nurses, teachers, garbage truck operators, paper delivery personnel, librarians, soldiers, and more.
Examples of Community Helpers
Helpers in the community are valuable and significant assets to any town or city. Community helpers often have skills or know trades that are useful when applied to the problems in the community.
These skills allow community helpers to have a lot of control over how smoothly a community runs.
For instance, paramedics and police officers respond to accidents and save lives or solve problems. There are also doctors and nurses to help heal and treat the sick and injured.
In addition, teachers and librarians are treasure troves of knowledge and are often happy to share their knowledge with their communities.
Community helpers come in many different career paths, and there can be several of the same types of community helpers within one community.
Examples of community helpers include:
- Police Officers
- Garbage Truck Drivers
- Paper Delivery Personnel
- Semi Truck Drivers
- Grocery Store Owners
- Restaurant Owners
- Charity Owners
- Commercial Airplane Pilots
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Probation Officers
The list of potential community helpers can get even longer because everyone in a community can technically have something to offer.
What Do Community Helpers Do?
Community helpers offer their time and help to work in a career or spend time in a field that supports their communities.
If all of the available skilled people come together to help one another, then the community is a strong and closer unit. More successful communities have better environments and enjoy more safety than communities with no helpful resources and less cohesiveness.
Community Helpers Are Everywhere
If there is a community, then chances are, no matter the size of the community, there are specified groups of people that have a set duty.
Even in less civilized or organized societies, there were community helpers. For instance, there were some people who were good at healing, and some people good at keeping watch for danger. There were those who could hunt and gather and those who were best at watching and teaching children. Still, some people may have been good at helping to provide balance to the community, in general.
The community helper ideal has been a long-lasting part of how society works.
Community Helpers Make the Community a Solid Environment
Community helpers make the community, and without them, there would be no community to cook for, clean for, rescue, or police. While it is true that a lot of the mentioned community helpers have risky jobs where their life is on the line, not everyone has to be a superhero. Sometimes the most unassuming average person can be the perfect community helper.
Some people possess some skill or knowledge that can be used to help their communities. These community helpers are in positions to help others and to keep the community running smoothly. Community helpers include police officers, doctors, teachers, plumbers, and more.
In the end, communities succeed when everyone comes together and offers their expertise, services, and knowledge to others within that community.