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I Have Done Voluntary Work

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    EVS

    I worked as a volunteer in a psychiatric hospital in Wales for a year. First 6months through an EVS-program (European voluntary services) then as a local for the other 6 months. After that I worked as an assistant on one of the wards. I loved it! Every minute of it! The...
    Terrorita Terrorita 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2007

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    Several Areas

    1. Behind the Scenes-Victim's Rights Advocates Office. 2. Mentor- Middle school students, abused mentally, physically and or verbally. I usually picked the most difficult cases. The teachers would place bets on the student I would choose. :) 3. Tutoring- Reading and math to...
    paco35 paco35 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Community Patrol

    I give my spare time as a police volunteer with the community watch patrols .Usually it,s only 2 nights a month on a roster basis but when needed I,m always first to put my hand up .Mostly it involves keeping an eye on public areas at night like schools ,parks and areas...
    fijibill fijibill 46-50 2 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    Not In A Hurry To Do It Again!

    I did volunteer work for two radio stations for the blind and community for a short while like answering telephones for competitions etc and for fundraising for war veterans... its a thankless time you give for nothing that no one notices or cares about really. some people see...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Jan 8, 2013

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    Horse Rescue

    I used to live 6 miles from a horse rescue a few years ago. I was asked by the guy who owned it if I would help him out because he got way in over his head FAST. He was the only one there running the show and he had nearly 30 horses on his hands in less than a month. Keep in mind...
    WakgUp WakgUp 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Done some more work at the nursing home work 10

    hours today and going back tomorrow for a bit
    wisdomgirl wisdomgirl 16-17, F Dec 18, 2014

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    My Buddy

    I used to work full time at a group home for MR and one of the clients there loved to go out on walks. He had a fascination with the overpass that was just around the corner from his house. I suppose it didnt sort of look like vehicles were riding along the tops of the trees, and...
    WakgUp WakgUp 31-35, F Dec 28, 2011

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    Library Fundraisers

    Every year, like clockwork. Mostly for the first pick of books during sales, but I find getting out of the lab and interacting with people to be a refreshing change of pace.
    doctormadmann doctormadmann 26-30 Jan 20, 2012

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    My Voluntary Work

    I used to do voluntary work every summer. I would help under privileged kids at summer camps. Just giving the kids a little bit p attention is what they needed.
    Brian1mccalister Brian1mccalister 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    And I Never Will Again

    Volunteering was one of the best and worst experiences of my life. I used to be heavily involved with a few different charitable organisations. Working with others who shared my vision of a happier, safer, better organised world was great. Some of my best friends are people that...
    ISawIDreamed ISawIDreamed 26-30, F Dec 28, 2012

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    When My Daughter Was

    in grade school a lady came to her school and asked for volunteers for Girl Scout leaders. I figured ok, it would be time to spend with my daughter. So i did it. From the time she was in the 1st grade until about her sophmore year I was a GS leader, going to camp, working on...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    Always

    I haven't been able to work for a good 10 years (altho I would REALLY like to!). So I volunteer. Mostly as an advocate for the educational rights of special needs children and their families. I also do a lot of volunteer work for Domestic Violence Prevention...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    Yeppers, Years And Years Of It

    i worked in a hospital for 3 summers. helped in the nursery at church for 2 years, and at a daycare for 3 years. i pick up trash whenever i can. i bake bread and cookies for everybody who will take them during the winter. i rescue animals. i do as much as i can whenever i can...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F May 7, 2010

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    Very Rewarding

    I have done voluntary work and its refreshing knowing that you have done a good thing for nothing in return. I have volunteered at a animal shelter feeding and playing with the cats, i also donated money. I walked the dogs and did paper work i had a lot of fun. I have volunteered...
    samanthaspice18 samanthaspice18 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    I Love To Volunteer

    I volunteer although others don't understand it.I have volunteered and served meals for 2 years at my former church.I was in woman on mission helping support shelters and bringing food to famalies who had members in critical care or having surgery in the hospital.I was a candy...
    doneitagain doneitagain 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    Kinda My First Time Volunteering?

    Well over the summer, (best summer of my life). I volunteered at the playcamp/summercamp/daycamp I went to from ages 5-14. And it was so fun and amazing! I think it really helped me overcome a big chunk of loneliness and depression that was sitting inside of me. Now I can think...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    Love Volunteering :)

    I volunteer a lot at the moment, it's great fun :) Last term I done two mornings at my charges school and one morning at Age Concern and a few hours a week at the local outdoor pool. This term is one morning Age Concern and two mornings in a nursery :) It's great fun, and I get a...
    Kadini Kadini 18-21, F Sep 19, 2009

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    I Love Volunteering :)

    I have done volunteer work and I am still doing it and will continue doing it. I love the feeling of helping especially in my case where I volunteer for animal shelters. I get to help clean cages, clean cats' ears, brush their furs, and just bond with them. I enjoy doing it and I...
    kazumi kazumi 22-25, F Jul 20, 2011

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    Earth Day 2012

    I just wanted to share my earth day experience for 2012. I surfed the Internet for interesting volunteer opportunities and came across a local tree planting event. It was at a local preserve. It also happend to be their 42 anniversary. In honor of the anniversary and earth day we...
    enlightenyoursoul enlightenyoursoul 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    I Volunteer 3 Times A Week

    I've been volunteering since 1997 in different places,church, community center,  bingo halls.   But since 2003 I have been volunteering at the local Soup kitchen and food bank. At times it makes me sad when I see the people that come into the facility, the hard life they must...
    Behopefull Behopefull 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Voluntary Work

    Voluntary work,I've helped out,Do every now and then,Never done no harm,In fact,Can be fun,You never know,Who you'll meet.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 8, 2012

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    Neighborhood Watch Patrol

    I've rcently moved into an isolated community with only 1 p/t security guard and no sherriff patrols unless called . I spend an hour or so every other day driving through the area and making our presence known . Come green season we'll be mowing and litter pickup as well . The...
    Tanengreen Tanengreen 36-40, M Mar 7, 2010

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    Save The Children UK

    I have done some voluntary work during my high school days and University days for Save The Children. In addition we work together amongst our neighbourhood to give out food parcels during very cold nights and also sandwiches to those living under railway bridges. It may sound...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    At A Radio Station for the blind

    I answered telephones, worked as a receptionist and helped out in the office  use to get in a greet and meet people and get up early to answer completion phone calls its was ok.. it all depends on your environment really it was easy to get to as well... near the train. I also...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Mar 10, 2011

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    And Still Doing It

    I have been working as a volunteer in a children's home from 1 November, 2011 till now. It makes me happy due to the fact that am able to help somebody else smile.Volunteering is really fulfilling. It has helped me to know the real me:)
    Kittysandra Kittysandra 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    I Do !

    A couple of days every week I offer my services as a counsellor to a group which is affiliated with alcoholics, drug users and fellow prostitutes.... I do this because I am of an age where I have much experience from my past, some good things and some not so good, and feel that...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    Key Club

    I was in Key Club at my high school, Key Club is volunteer based so i did alot of things for it.
    SithLady SithLady 22-25, F 2 Responses May 20, 2007

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    Rock 4 Relief.

    After the disaster that struck Haiti, I had the idea to put together a charity concert in my town. With the help of my sister and a few people from her youth group, we called up local bands and asked them to play at our show. We gave them a thirty minute time slot each so that...
    MissLefroy MissLefroy 18-21, F Apr 8, 2011

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    The Lighter Side Of Me

    If you have read my other stories to find out a little about me - - - well i'll give you a lighter side of me, i know what it's like to do voluntary work, and be on the front lines in a disaster. i started doing voluntary work in my local community back in the late '70's with...
    footless footless 66-70, M 3 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    Collecting Coupons For Military Family's Overseas

    I started a expired coupon collection in the Atlanta Area around Christmas a few years ago for military families overseas. This was all in conjunction with a organization I am a part of, The American Legion Auxiliary. As an avid couponer(way before the extreme couponer's made a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 22, 2012

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    I Have Done A Voluntary Work As A Sunday School Teacher For 37 Years

    Teaching little kids about God is a rewarding career for me, considering its only a volunteer work. For 37 years, I've taught little children . I prepared children for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion . As kids marched towards the altar to receive their First...
    1littlerose 1littlerose 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    I Hate Doing It

    There are two things I'll never do if I get another life: Fail a grade in high school or go to jail. Community Service is not for me. My first experience with volunteering was joining the Beta Club. Lots of people have said it's been a positive experience for them. But for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 26, 2012

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    Esl Conversation Group

    I'm a Master's of Education student, working on a degree in Literacy and Second Language Studies.  Specifically, I'm studying Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to Adults.  So once a week I volunteer at a local community college to run (with a colleague) a Conversation...
    BrokenBear BrokenBear 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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    I Have Done Voluntary Work For The Disabled And Handicapped.

    As a teen I spent my summers volunteering to help the disabled and handicapped people that went to a program called DAC. I really enjoyed spending the time with them, helping them to do their activities like reading, doing their jobs, the special Olympics and so on. Seeing the...
    lindamn lindamn 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2010

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    My First Day Was Almost My Last

    when i was thirteen i was asked by a friend of my mother if i would spend some time with an elderly lady who lived in the sheltered accommodation she was matron of. the lady was wheel chair bound and had no relatives and very few visitors. i said i would and called round after...
    Cyclopes66 Cyclopes66 51-55, M Jul 21, 2012

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    I Want To Do More

    3 years as a volunteer firefighter has allowed me to give of myself to those in need . I want to join the American Red Cross as soon as my kids are older and a little more independent , Thus giving me the time to go and give my time . I can only do so much . I can't afford to...
    WisestFool WisestFool 41-45, M Feb 7, 2013

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    Yes, i have done more

    than a few things! but naming them to me feels like i'm looking for recognition, so the only thing i will say is that i'm proud to help others and leave it at that!! PS: I'm in no way trying to say that the people who write about the things they do are wrong for doing it, is...
    Gatikasensual Gatikasensual 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    The Honours List

    Voluntary work!  They say it's worthwhile but I ran a musicians' collective for five years, did youth work with kids for three years, was a Chair of Trustees for six.  I have done my bit for the community, I have been part of the Big Society, the brotherhood, the fellowship...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Aug 3, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I was made redundant last week and asked the man I have been seeing along to my work drinks. He used to say he didn't want a relationship but get drunk and we would kiss and...
    Matineeidle79 Matineeidle79 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    I have done DMT about 6 times from 2010 till last May. All times except one I had the most amazing experience of my life. The only scary part is at times taking it feeling...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    I have done acid, weed, sooo many types of pills (not very fond of though) and alchol
    Jayy90 Jayy90 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    Emotionally Hurting SO. Everything is usually fine until I've had a few drinks too many. Which has always caused us problems. I don't want to nor would I seek to hurt him in a...
    LunaFox LunaFox 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    I have done a lot of crazy and wild things in my life then again so has most everyone
    1poker 1poker 22-25, F Feb 12

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    done.... done.... done!!! ............... Yep!
    bayowolf2 bayowolf2 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 5

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    Most of the crazy things I've done I've done with my best friend which is great because it's even better to remember
    vanessa5290 vanessa5290 13-15, F Feb 15

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    Next week I'm gonna have more fun than I can handle do some things never done before and hope I come home still in one piece and remember what ive done wild times to come no wife...
    bigbill75 bigbill75 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    I've done weed and that's all pretty much
    gio7711 gio7711 13-15, M Jan 29

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    You wouldn't believe some of the weird things I've done..
    silvera73 silvera73 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 3

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    I've written about this previously a couple of days back... My time line is all out of sync... I'm seeing stories from as long ago as 48 hrs since....mixed up with newer posts...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I've done things I'm not proud of, lied, cheated, slept with married men, been the mistress; the kept woman. I was a product of circumstance, stuck in a loveless, sexless, marriage...
    PRCgirl73 PRCgirl73 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 11

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