A recent study about young people and volunteering - - finds that nine out of 10 kids think it's extremely important to help others.
16-year old Vishnu Kuttappan, had always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps and become a doctor. But after volunteering at a hospital, he's not so sure and says, "It's kind of a battle between me, you know, sticking to medicine and I like medicine a lot or trying something new."
Vishnu is part of a new trend among teens who volunteer - - not only to help the community, but to also help them choose a career. Vishnu said, "If you want to go into medicine or something you know you can learn facts all you want, but until you're in a hospital, you won't really experience what it's like" (:09)
Volunteering can also teach kids humility and compassion for others. Experts add, that studies have shown that teens who volunteer are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and do better in school.