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I Have Done Voluntary Work

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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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    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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    Advocate For Victim's of Domestic Violence

    It's the most amazing feeling to be able to help someone through a rough time and not want anything in return, other than their happiness..... I'm an advocate for victims of domestic violence at the district attorney's office.  I have never experienced so...
    newyork123 newyork123 26-30, M 7 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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    Kids

    Our small town school is so small, we have preschool through high-school in the same building. So, I work in the preschool. They look up to me. I'm not only the classroom helper, I'm the bus monitor and the friend. I'm "that girl" and, to one of the kids, I'm "...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 18-21, F Jul 24, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 23, 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 4 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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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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    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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    The Womens' Home

    I was blessed enough to volunteer at a drug/alcohol 12-16 month rehab center. I mostly filed,which is extremely important when dealing with medical,vocation and reprimand documents. Each resident had a file that I would ensure was in order. I also got to sit in on the groups and...
    thegrey thegrey 26-30, M Jul 20, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 8, 2012

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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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    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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    Still Do ^_^

    I love to volunteer, theres something about it which just makes me feel good inside. Currently I volunteer for a charity and participate in schemes every week ^_^ we take care of teenagers, children and adult who have learning disibilities ie special needs and provide them with...
    lillybet007 lillybet007 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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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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    I Still Do.

    And I love it, obviously I'd prefer a paid job but for now, it's enjoyable and exactly what I want for a career. Or what I hope to achieve.
    mrjonesmcr mrjonesmcr 22-25, M Nov 23, 2013

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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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    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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    It Helps Me In Return ,getting To Talk With Others

    For the last 3 years my son and i have volunteered at a food and clothing giveaway. We never know what might be on the truck when it shows up. People also brings things there to donate.This happens once amonth 8 times ayear.A church sponsors this at our firedepartment. We have...
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M Mar 22, 2011

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    I Helped For the Rspca

    I did some voluntary work for the RSPCA for 6 months working in a rescue shelter for animals. It was a great experience and I am so glad I did it. During my time there I saw many animals who had been abused in some way and it made me feel sad, but at the same time I felt happy...
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence 18-21, F 1 Response May 13, 2007

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    I Have Done Voluntary Work..

    Like 3 years ago When I had first moved to NY I met this girl Kortnee through my cousin. And Kortnee had invited me to go to this camp sit with her. We both Volunteered there. It was called Wellness G.I.F.T.S at this campsit called Hickory Hill. You pretty much just help kids...
    riksA7Xgirl riksA7Xgirl 18-21, F Jun 17, 2010

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just wanted to share something with you guys, I have had these three friends since I was 3(sisters). And they have had the worst childhood you can wish someone. Perhaps not...
    SJNak SJNak 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Being a Stepmom hurts. I am trying to completely forgive SD for her hateful and hurtful comments and actions. So, I am putting my feelings on the line to possibly be hurt again. SD...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I have done a lot of slutty things, some I'm not overly proud of but I regret nothing ;)
    bd693 bd693 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    1. Sang in front of 400 people 2. Kissed a boy 3. Been in a musical 4. Fell in love 5. Had my heart broken 6. Ate liver. 7. Made a Facebook 8. Made an Instagram 9. Sang karaoke...
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    in like all kinds. My aunt and uncle hate me and I have to stay with them lots of times. They hate when I bother them and make them work and they let it feel me. I just have to...
    SabrinaInTears SabrinaInTears 13-15, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Last year I relapsed on crystal meth but this time I took way too much that I almost died from it. It all happened in November of 2013 when I ended up getting $600 from and decided...
    blablabla444 blablabla444 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ive done a lot of substances and i dont regret a second of it. through everything ive done, ive now realized that i wouldnt be me if it weren't for drugs for they have opened my...
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F Apr 4

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    THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE TOUGH... 1. Bake with my mom 2. Join an Interschool quiz show 3. Spelunking 4. 5km trail running 5. Half Marathon 6. Record a song on soundcloud 7. Rock...
    spilledinklove spilledinklove 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I think everybody has done something they wish they hadn't. I think that is part of being human. Life is a learning process and mistakes are just a tool for learning:)
    1234Ideclareathumbwar 1234Ideclareathumbwar 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    It would probably be easier to list the things I haven't done. College was fun :)
    meghanmonroe meghanmonroe 26-30, F Mar 27

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    My precious lover knows many of those things, but never, ever will I tell all of what I've done in my life. I hold that shame very near and dear and the only forgiveness for those...
    MysticalSkeptical MysticalSkeptical 41-45 Apr 2

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    I work at hardees and my boss is the most immature rude 57 year old I've ever met or even heard of. He says mean things, talks **** about everyone, embarrasses us in front of...
    Nessybabi Nessybabi 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I have had two abortions. First when I was 19 and thought I was in love. He dumped me as soon as he found out. Second when I was 25 and he begged me to keep it. I was scared...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 13 Responses Mar 25

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    You can profess all you like that if you were in their situation you would do things differently but you really don't know how you are going to react if you have never been there...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Back in middle school it was a very bad time of stress, and the worst three years of my life. During that time, I would talk to men on the internet and I have shown myself online...
    sassysarah98 sassysarah98 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Ever have that feeling when you want to finish your work but you don't want to?
    Heragreekgodess Heragreekgodess 16-17, F Apr 7

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