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I Have Done Voluntary Work

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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...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 18-21, F Jul 24, 2007

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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...
    thesoundofsilence thesoundofsilence 18-21, F 1 Response May 13, 2007

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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...
    enlightenyoursoul enlightenyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2012

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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...
    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...
    Behopefull Behopefull 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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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...
    WakgUp WakgUp 31-35, F Dec 28, 2011

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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...
    WisestFool WisestFool 41-45, M Feb 7, 2013

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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...
    doctormadmann doctormadmann 26-30 Jan 20, 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...
    BrokenBear BrokenBear 26-30, F 1 Response May 10, 2012

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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...
    MissLefroy MissLefroy 18-21, F Apr 8, 2011

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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...
    lillybet007 lillybet007 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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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...
    Terrorita Terrorita 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22, 2007

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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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    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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    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...
    Tanengreen Tanengreen 36-40, M Mar 7, 2010

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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...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F May 7, 2010

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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...
    1littlerose 1littlerose 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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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...
    WindyCityCat WindyCityCat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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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...
    fijibill fijibill 46-50 2 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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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...
    Kittysandra Kittysandra 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 22, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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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...
    newyork123 newyork123 26-30, M 7 Responses Dec 12, 2008

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 26, 2012

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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...
    HardingP119 HardingP119 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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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...
    samanthaspice18 samanthaspice18 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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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...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Mar 10, 2011

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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...
    WakgUp WakgUp 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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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...
    kazumi kazumi 22-25, F Jul 20, 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...
    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...
    cindyloulove cindyloulove 56-60, M Mar 22, 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...
    doneitagain doneitagain 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 15, 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 1 Response Mar 8, 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...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 10 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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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...
    ISawIDreamed ISawIDreamed 26-30, F Dec 28, 2012

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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...
    paco35 paco35 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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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...
    riksA7Xgirl riksA7Xgirl 18-21, F Jun 17, 2010

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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...
    lindamn lindamn 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 22, 2012

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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...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Aug 3, 2011

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    I'm starting to not care about anybody, but myself. I'm tired of being treated like **** and when I do it back I'm the PROBLEM. I'm cutting people from my life. I'm tired of trying...
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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...
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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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    Drugs was the major thing I'm ashamed of. Almost anything you can think of, I've done it. It all started with my douchebag uncle who let me try meth when I was only 13 and ended...
    jledoux0690 jledoux0690 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    but unfortunately you took it just a little too far. A little too much mental manipulation. No matter how much I love you, it's completely done. But you can always take solace in...
    Alexdrunkunc Alexdrunkunc 18-21 Mar 22

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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 4 days ago

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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 I 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. Please...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 25