Ideas on how to start my essay?

Ideas on how to start my essay?
I have to reflect on the value of community service, but I’m not sure what would be a great way to start and grab attention at the same time.

This is for my scholarship, and I’m stuck, so a little help would be appreciated.

What if you start with a general outline of what community service entails and its place in the world – how does it contribute to society. Real-life examples could be a good way of making your beginning stand out and interesting to read. Clearly summarise what you hope to do with this essay, and make sure that you give fluent, concise points relevant to the topic within the essay. For the conclusion, sum up the main arguments of the essay, then suggest further questions raised by these arguments, an evaluative statement about all the evidence presented in your essay and perhaps what you think is the most important factor of those discussed in the essay. Best of luck, and I hope you get the scholarship!