I Have Done Voluntary Work

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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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 20, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I think the most valuable thing you can give

    someone is your time. I've done volunteer work for older people, and people with special needs. I've also done work in a library. I like giving people advice. It's something I'm good at, I've been told.
    OneEyedPak OneEyedPak
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I'm a volunteer room guide at Hardwick Hall,

    a national trust property in Derbyshire. Basically I try to answer any questions/queries visitors may have. Each week I'm assigned a different room or area of the hall, so I'm not in the same location each time.It is very interesting and rewarding work, meeting and talking to...
    000Tim1969 000Tim1969
    46-50, M
    May 17, 2015

    in different topics (immigrants,

    old people, forced prostitutes, court etc.) and I am still doing it! Spending your time for other people and helping them is one of the greatest things you can do. You make them happy and yourself, too! Furthermore you are getting rich in experiences! :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Apr 20

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Mar 27, 2013

    I do volunteer work at the fellowship of St

    Nicholas as a REACH Support Worker. I teach people who don't know how to use a computer and have had very successful results
    JamieF1977 JamieF1977
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    I love volunteering. It gives me

    such a feeling of accomplishment. I want to be given so many more opportunities to volunteer. It can be such a heart warming experience, just knowing that you are making an impact on the world without expecting anything in return.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015
    DixieLandDiva101 DixieLandDiva101
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    In elementary I was in 4H

    and I helped clean up the Kisatche in Lousiana. And in middle school I also did some voluntary work for NJHS.
    justthat1girl99 justthat1girl99
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 27, 2013

    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

    And it was/still is awful.

    I'm hoping to leave my volunteering position this week because of bad treatment. I have been there over a year and did two days and total 10 hours a week or more. I do enjoy it and I learned a lot, unfortunately the manager is one of the worst ones you can get and that's why I...
    lavienrose lavienrose
    18-21, F
    Oct 6, 2015

    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

    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

    cant let too much time go by without doing it.

    it gets harder to volunteer your time as you get older though.
    Sbabyface Sbabyface
    26-30, F
    Jan 11

    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
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

    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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