I Am a Volunteer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 343 People

    I'm 16 and currently training to be a mental

    health 1 to 1 step by step volunteer which means I meet up with people of all ages (11-99 I guess) to go to the doctors with people, to make sure they are okay, to make sure they are okay, to help them better themselves. I have to say I'm scared mainly because I could be put...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    I Can Give Time So I Do.

    Right now in my life I don't have a lot of extra money laying around, but I do have extra time and I try to use that time to help others.  I coach my kids sports teams, because the other parents don't have the time.  I donate blood because it's easy and painless for me...
    loopnscc loopnscc
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2008

    Careful Not to Give Away Too Much Time

    I really enjoy working with children. I volunteer my time often. About a year ago I found myself volunteering so much that I had little time left for my own family. I think it is nice to volunteer but I think we should remember boundaries.
    Abriee Abriee
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2009

    I just started a project to help people

    volunteer during they holidays in Europe! :) Let me know if I can help you!
    RitaMarques RitaMarques
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    I love to volunteer. I started volunteering

    back in May and I feel like it satisfies me as a human. I help people with their career - mainly their resume, job search, job application and anything that helps them with their career efforts. Helping others has become a big part of my life now.
    brown83 brown83
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    Helping In Need

    I am a voluteer at a nursing home ...... I wheel them down to the beauty salon .... It is sad one day they are cheeful with ful of life then next time you see them that they dont have life in them and then they are gone.... Just wondering if that will be us... I dont look...
    sunsure sunsure
    41-45, F
    Apr 8, 2012

    Everybody Wins

    I started volunteering when I was in grade school. Mostly, I started volunteering at the nursing home that my mother and grandparents worked at because there wasn't anywhere else for me to go after school. I made the best out of the situation by playing bingo with the residents...
    StellaDiBellezza StellaDiBellezza
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2011

    Several Places!

    I volunteer a lot of hours to many different charities.  I didn't realize how much I did volunteer my time until I recently won an award at work for my volunteer efforts in behalf of my employer. It seems that they keep track of the time we are working with the charities...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 20, 2008

    Towards end of April I will return

    as a volunteer to the children daycare where I've already been volunteering a few years ago. I'm excited about it, not sure if I'll find back that easy in that kind of work like I did back then. I hope they can give me some advise concerning the job oportunities in that kind of...
    MentallyVibrating MentallyVibrating
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2015

    Pro Utilitate Hominum

    I volunteer my time for several causes. Firstly I volunteer my time with my work for planting days and construction projects that both help to improve and allow people to enjoy our beautiful environment. We have recently helped to build a walkway over and around a wetland that...
    arthurn arthurn
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jul 14, 2009

    I Volunteer

    Just to get out of the busy schedule of my work - I help some underprivileged kids in reading/writing English and also some other homework - every fornite.
    woodland27 woodland27
    41-45, M
    Jul 1, 2012

    I volunteer in a school from grades four to

    eight. I'm a student volunteer in a 6th grade classroom. It's a challenge but I like it. The teacher is very nice and she really helps me out too. The students are pretty cool too. I'm studying to be a teacher in Special Education. I'm not sure what grade I want to teach yet but...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    The Hopefully Good Samaritan

    I lost my job at Laser Quest last summer, at the beginning of June. Taking stock, I decided I wanted to do something for two reasons; one to help people, which I live for, but also something that could either promote my abilities through my CV, or increase my skills in a...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 6, 2008

    Get My Doggie Fix

    In the town I live in we have a small dog pound for the Humane society.  I have been slacking alot lately on going there because I have been very sick and unable to handle the coldness of walking the dogs, but I hope once it gets warmer I can go back to doing it more often...
    haydenrules haydenrules
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

    I'm having an interview today at Heartbeats.

    I really hope I get it. I'm disabled & need a purpose in life
    countrygal14 countrygal14
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014

    On another website where people not feeling

    well come. Or rather I was when I had more energy. Sometimes they just needed someone to talk to and other times they were contemplating suicide. To be able to listen and offer my support was a very rewarding experience. We all need to help each other the best we can. You can...
    D4rkling D4rkling
    26-30, M
    Feb 29, 2016

    I want to plant some trees - huge one - like

    the rain tree , Gulmohars, Areca, and Banyan. The ones I have planted 2 years ago - are coming along great. I hope to see them raise into a huge tree one day before I die.
    woodland27 woodland27
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2014


    I volunteered on and off depending on the situation. Animal rescues, playscheme for children with special needs (as I have had foster children with disabilities, this is very much a thank you volunteering!) and have been drivers (collecting and coordinating collection boxes) and...
    NoEyeDear NoEyeDear
    46-50, F
    Sep 14, 2013
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    Sep 9, 2015

    Spent yesterday at the scene of a working Motel

    fire. Lucky no one got hurt but it did lots of damage.
    ParamedicJohn ParamedicJohn
    56-60, M
    May 22, 2014

    Andreas Hope

    Hello.  How would you like to know that you had a part in making a disabled woman's dream come true? Well, you might get the chance to do just that.My name is Andrea  and I have Intractable Epilepsy, which is Epilepsy that does not respond to medication. I am trying to raise...
    cheerbear11 cheerbear11
    46-50, F
    Jan 15, 2012

    I just signed up to volunteer with the homeless

    in San Francisco. I'll be serving dinner. Lately I have a lot of free time and since I don't seem to be using it very well, well, might as well. Lol. It's a little nerve racking, there are lots of mentally ill people there, crazy people basically. And diseases. Can't overthink...
    peacexpuppy peacexpuppy
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    I volunteer with a animal rescue group.

    We help dogs & cats. I started there in May. I used to do another group for like 2 years before, but the dogs at that adoption agency had so many issues, nobody really wanted them. I felt bad, but I didn't like to be sitting around for 6 hours at a pet store doing nothing when I...
    njgirll njgirll
    18-21, F
    Jul 27, 2014

    Spending My 25th Birthday By Doing Good :)

    I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 25st birthday. My friends were suggesting a trip to Goa or having a big house party. But this was something that I did all the time. I wanted to do something different, something that I could be proud of. A friend tweeted to me...
    studentindia studentindia
    1 Response Oct 4, 2010

    I am a volunteer sexual assault advocate.

    I take hotline calls and any call-outs to the hospital when on shift.
    kimb27 kimb27
    22-25, F
    Nov 5, 2014

    I volunteer every sunday at an animal sanctuary

    I love working there, but I suppose the downside is the smell
    XxLastHopexX XxLastHopexX
    16-17, F
    Mar 2, 2015

    I Got the Hook-up On Some Sweet ***...books

    I volunteer at a local library once a month.  I am responsible for creating book displays, reteiving materials, helping patrons, and keeping the stacks neat and clean.  If the library has it and you want it I'll find it.  And I'm proud to say I really enjoy what I...
    wordsmith85 wordsmith85
    22-25, M
    Jan 8, 2009

    My Volunteer Experience....

    I am a volunteer with a local and national parenting site. I am our local chapters leader now. I just got this position May, 2012.
    RainbowMom132 RainbowMom132
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 30, 2012

    As Often As Possible

    Just on Thursday night I took my daughter and her best friend and we went back to "Project Hope". It's a "tent city" that is being run temporarily in hopes of finding all of the residents homes and jobs. They have to be out soon per the city but for now it...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2008

    Celebrate Recovery

    I Volunteer about 10 hours a week at our local C.R.. You may ask What is Celebrate Recover? Well it is a Faith Based 12-step program that help people with Hurts, Habits and Hang-Ups. It does not matter what you suffer from the cure is the same. I have been involved in this...
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy
    41-45, M
    4 Responses May 7, 2008

    College Placement Cell!!

    what do we have to do...?? -convince more companies to come to college to recruit our students. -manage the placement office mails -negotiate for a proper date for interviews so that it doesn't clash with tests etc.. -make list of all eligible candidates as per the...
    cognition cognition
    18-21, F
    May 16, 2008

    I Volunteer For Habitat For Humanity

    I have a wide range of skills so I do many different things for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. I work 10 hours a week in the ReStore, The ReStore is a used/excess appliance, furniture, construction material, plumbing, electrical supply, paint...
    newdaydogEP newdaydogEP
    70+, M
    1 Response Dec 19, 2008

    I Will Keep Searching...

    Until i find the right 'fit' for me. I'm not giving up on the animal rescue where i volunteer/work now...but on Sunday i am going to an orientation for a Wildlife Rescue Organization. It will be nice to experience being helpful somewhere where i am not sexually harrassed. Wish...
    prettyinpink prettyinpink
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2012

    Leaves A Smile On Your Face.

    It all started when my wife says do you want to help out in the lunch program at our local elementary school.Did that for two years it was only once a week for three hours.That was a start to a long relationship with volunteering it was rewarding in a way I cannot describe.From...
    thesower thesower
    1 Response Jul 5, 2012

    Not Enough

    I can never get enough of volunteering, I like being able to help people, plus not being restricted on time schedules, which is really helpful having a personality disorder; I never know when the highs and lows are going to be and when I can make it in! I currently have two...
    XanthiaJo XanthiaJo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2012

    School Volunteer

    Ive been Volunteering at my school for just about 2 years now.  I do alot of janitorial work for the janitor because she is old and cant do much lifting.  Ive also been nominated (and got second place) for student of the year in Alberta, Canada. 
    KingMatt KingMatt
    Mar 31, 2008

    Trying To Give Back

    I was not able to attend college at the typical college age. During my life I usually worked two jobs, or, at times, attended classes for work, or training programs. I finished my AA degree over 15 years ago and back in 2008 decided to finish my Bachelor's Degree. I am very...
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    3 Responses Jul 9, 2011
    faerieoglen faerieoglen
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015
    Knyx Knyx
    18-21, F
    Feb 14, 2014

    Okay, I'm just really excited

    for this coming Sunday I volunteer in an orphanage and I have to take good care of those little cute angels =D
    tummytum tummytum
    26-30, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    Twice a week, for a total of eight hours,

    I volunteer my time as a counselor for child abuse and sexual abuse crimes. I work on an 800 hot line number for those abused and need to chat with someone. I dedicate my time and services to those who need assistance with selected life's problems regardless of age. I am a...
    momlovespatriots momlovespatriots
    41-45, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    Cancer Clinic

    When my mother had breast cancer (which was stage 0, thank god), she decided to go to a non-profit organization that gave free or af treatment to cancer patients. These treatments were acupuncture, reflexology, nutrition, aromatherapy, massage, reiki, tapping, and moral support...
    JubeJube1231 JubeJube1231
    18-21, F
    Jul 29, 2012

    Crisis Line

    I volunteer as much as I can at a local crisis line. It has been an eye opening experience and I have been able to access excellent training. If you are interested in social service fields, psychology or other related fields, it looks great on a resume and it helps build...
    kk18 kk18
    22-25, F
    Jul 30, 2009
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