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I Like to Do Volunteer Work

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    Darkflowers Darkflowers 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I like to help out elderly women with their

    makeup. So everyone can feel beautiful and happy on the outside and inside :) It's really fun and I advise everyone to get involved with their community and volunteer. Just do what you like and you'll enjoy it.
    allsummer allsummer 18-21, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I'm up to my elbows in work this morning

    and I love it!! I'm a stay at home mom but when I get to help out doing something I'm good at I'm that more happy :-)
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Volunteer Efforts

    I have started volunteering recently. I am trying to make up for lost time. I volunteer every week at a food bank. I am also a volunteer sexual assault victim advocate. I wish I had volunteered more in the past. I was pleased to find out that High Schools are requiring...
    newguy4570 newguy4570 26-30, M May 11, 2013

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I was a volunteer firefighter

    for three years and loved it despite the 3a.m. calls in the middle of winter to put out a trailer fire followed by going to work a couple hours later still soaked to the bone. I felt alive and like I made a positive difference in the world. Since moving to the city and being...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T Apr 21

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    Well off to help with the aftermath of the

    weather. Like of an electrician.
    Gator89 Gator89 18-21, M May 15

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    It'S The Little Things...

    For several years now I have been giving four to six hours of my time each week to the local pet shelters in my area. It is not for school. It is not for a resume. It is simply because they desperately need the help. Volunteering, for me, has become an escape from my personal...
    MichiDesu MichiDesu 18-21 10 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    I had the most wonderful experience tonight.

    I volunteered for the local Toys for Tots hamper drive. I picked up the toy hampers from the depot and delivered them to children around my city. I got to be Santa, delivering toys to kids that otherwise may not have gotten any this Christmas. Being without, at Christmas...
    BDBW BDBW 41-45, M Dec 18, 2013

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    I Like Volunteering

    In my off time I help as a volunteer at a infant home close to my work place. I have been visiting to this place for about a year now.Usually on the weekends when there is no work.But some times in mid week too if I get any off time from work.The director at the orphans home is...
    sarayu57 sarayu57 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    All The Time

    I wouldn't have a real job right now, if my parents hadn't made me get a real job. I much prefer volunteering and doing things for the sake of doing it.
    KisKat KisKat 18-21, F Jul 1, 2013

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    Volunteering Is Selfish.

    As a child I experienced abuse.  I was placed in institutions, shelters for children, in and out of the court room, juvenile detention centers etc.   Most of the staff was uncaring, but sometimes, somewhere , there would be a person with...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    I Love To Do Volunteer Work

    It was about six years ago when I became obsessed with volunteering, helping out with charities and doing things for good causes. It was at a time when I was getting angry that I couldn't do anything to help my dad when he was going through cancer treatment, but instead of...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    Yesterday I got aching legs by accepting

    donations and selling stuff for the Children's Medical Research Institute. :)
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I volunteer at a local homeless shelter

    and I am a trustee for another, related organisation. I wouldn't say that I enjoy what I do there, because I'm not sure if "enjoy" is the right word; I'm not there for the fun of it, and I take no pleasure in seeing people need our services, and at times my work can actually be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 9

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    Working on nursing degree.

    We volunteer at a homeless shelter. It's difficult but rewarding
    JamesandJohn JamesandJohn 22-25, M 1 Response May 5

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    Volunteers Unite!

     Volunteers Unite!  In staying with a long standing family tradition, I will be working extra hard this Holiday season by volunteering with the Salvation Army. William Booth started this charity in London's east end in 1865, to help those in abject poverty. His...
    CreatingScandal CreatingScandal 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2008

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    I am ashamed that I don't do much volunteer

    work anymore. I guess I had a lot more time on my hands before I had kids. In high school, I went to HOBY..a youth leadership conference...an wanted to return the next year as a junior counselor. In order to do that, I had to document 100 hours of community volunteer work, so I...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    I Love Volunteering

    I love volunteering and I've had fun giving up some of my free time. What i like about volunteering is to see people faces and see them smile because someone is giving there time to help them out. I love making people smile and volunteering gives me that satisfaction that i am...
    cynthiaeliza cynthiaeliza 22-25, F 3 Responses May 17, 2011

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    I so believe that if you want something,

    the best way to get is to give it away. It will return you multiple times over. In Canada, as the snow starts to melt, the maple sap begins to flow. This sap can be collected and boiled to create maple syrup. Today I donated my time to help collect sap at the local sugar...
    BDBW BDBW 41-45, M Mar 2

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    Animal Shelter

    My dream has always been to make a difference in people's lives but as I start college I feel lost. I don't know where I fit in this world, and I feel like no body understands me. But as a requirement for freshman, we needed to complete 10 hours of community service. In doing...
    experiencecin experiencecin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    There is nothing like the feeling you get from

    giving something as simple as your time with someone or an organization who might need or appreciate it. If you are unhappy with your circumstances, volunteer at one place working with people or animals who are worse off than you and that should put your life into perspective.
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    Sew In Love!

     I am a Manikako volunteer. We help fund art workshops for children. We don't ask for money, just your old clothes and sewing notions. Please visit us at manikako.com. 
    Mavicity Mavicity 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2008

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    This Is Why I Do It.

    Being a genuinely good person, helping others, and leaving the world better than you found it is what a truly rich life is. Its warm memories endure even when money and prominence fade, and it’s filled with the only kind of wealth you can take out of this world with you...
    SpringlesAndStars SpringlesAndStars 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    Volunteering For Youth

    .... Can be a challenge. Every week I lend my creativity, my passion and compassion to a youth drop in center. Every week I am there, promoting, suggesting and doing my best to be a positive influence. I know that someday the impact will be there, whether its seen or not. Its...
    creativefungilady creativefungilady 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I volunteer as a first aider in my local

    community. Helping people and being their for people when they are vunerable is an amazing feeling. I also work with children with mental health issues such as autism and take them on trips and play with them. Their smiles make everything worth it and keeps me going back...
    Flackster28 Flackster28 16-17, F 3 Responses May 4

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    i went on a mission trip

    for 1 week and it was amazing! We painted houses, a skateboard park, gave breakfast and coffee, sang to people. It was amazing
    oneepicboss oneepicboss 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Just Have Fun!

    I love doing volunteering work.  The first time I went I felt terribly selfish, here I was in the world thinking my problems was the biggest of all in the world.  I complaint a lot and I didn’t see the positive in anything.  I was one of those ‘the glass is half empty...
    imamhere imamhere 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2011

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    Volunteer Work Helps With Personal Pain.

    I recently got divorced after over a decade of marrage. I have found that helping others is a great way to ease the pain and take my mind off of my own problems. It feels really good to be doing something other than sitting around feeling sorry for myself.
    theblackbat theblackbat 41-45, M 2 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Two Hands; One For Helping Yourself, One For Helping Others.

    "As you grow older you will discover you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and one for helping others." ~Audrey Hepburn. This is a quote I live by! I volunteer as a swimming lessons teacher, a tutor for several eight grade students, at the Humane Society, and at the...
    hanniejoy hanniejoy 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Volunteer

    I volunteer my time and effort to many causes. I am extremely passionate about helping out with autism particularly those with Aspergers. I also try to help out with depression and schizophrenia whenever I get a chance as well as juvenile delinquency. I have raised funds as...
    ArtOfPsychology ArtOfPsychology 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    I volunteen at a local Hospital.

    Doing fund rising events.and rising money. Last year we rised over one mil. dollars.(Well Alot more than one mil.Add 53 mil.)
    kelly1996 kelly1996 70+, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    Giving Yourself Away

    The very wise Mahatma Gandhi said: The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. Why? Because service gives life purpose. Which is very important to being able to get up everyday and moving on, as was said by Agent Smith in The Matrix. I find losing...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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    Volunteering For Cleaning

    After 2 plain years of living in such a empty place. Alcohol and parties, all have drawn the shallowness of life. Accidentally saw an activity, cleaning up for the campus and community. I volunteered for it. Sure thing. As thrilled as i was, invited the friends coming to join...
    ketogluta ketogluta 22-25 Aug 25, 2013

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    Service

    One social movement which I am particularly passionate about is providing aid for orphans and underprivileged children in third world countries. From my observations, social issues typically arise from the interactions of numerous smaller issues. The widespread appearance of...
    WoundedButterfly WoundedButterfly 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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    Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Way, Toys For Tots

    Salvation Army, Red Cross, United Way, and Toys for Tots are all in need of donations and volunteers.  I am going to join in with thousands of people across my state and ring the bell for the Salvation Army. I saw the clips on the local and national news that echoed the...
    RichmansRevenge RichmansRevenge 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    I Signed Up to Ring the Bell!!

     There are so many unemployed people and so many needy families this holiday season that charities are calling on all of us to pitch in. The food banks are in desperate need of canned food, and staple items such as sugar, flour, and dry non parishable goods. The toy drives...
    AnyonesBestGuess AnyonesBestGuess 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    I volunteer couple of times a month at a free

    clinic downtown. Wish I had the money to volunteer overseas and make a real difference. With this new Obama Care not sure how this with effect my volunteer nursing.
    girlygirlyNurse girlygirlyNurse 31-35, F Dec 13, 2013

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    tiki18 tiki18 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I've volunteered at the ASPCA

    and it was nice…especially since a few dogs (and one kitten) got adopted!
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Invest Your Time In Caring For The Needy...

    One of my friends once wanted celebrate her birthday by visiting an orphanage, instead of having a party in a restaurant. There was one in a slightly secluded area and the previous evening, we went to find out how we can help, may be we could pay for a session of their lunch or...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    Volunteering

    I do a lot of volunteer work for my community.  Its a great way to help me feel good about myself and who I am.  I have also met a lot of people who have been very supportive of my efforts to rebuild my life.  Some know my stories, most do not.  I am very...
    Tigress35 Tigress35 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2007

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    We have been volunteering time at a skilled

    nursing care facility. The staff were so happy to have two nursing students. It has been very difficult. So far we have had to change adult diapers and bathe some of the residents. We also had to be specially trained on how to assist on lifting them in and out of beds. Most the...
    JamesandJohn JamesandJohn 22-25, M May 13

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    Volunteer

    The ffirst time ,was when I was living in Missouri. I took police training, and upon compleating the training, I became a aux. police officer.After I moved to Arizona , I Joined the Mt. Laguna Volunteer fire department I had some training as a firefighter in Missouri before I...
    honjr1 honjr1 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    Today our nursing supervisor announced

    that an Elder care facility was asking for volunteers. No one would volunteer. So, we did. We had to make arrangements to end the homeless shelter work and we start on thursday at the new place. Our supervisor said it would be tough but a good experience
    JamesandJohn JamesandJohn 22-25, M May 7

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    I took my boys to volunteer at the Humane

    Society yesterday. I guess writing about wanting to do it here pushed me to finally take them. It was kind of disappointing bc there are lots of rules and limitations to what we are able to do as volunteers. We walked the one dog who was old enough to be walked by a volunteer...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I Just Want To Say Thank You

    I just want to say thank you the hundreds of volunteers who made the last three years of my child's life a happier time. She was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2004 and died in 2007 aged seven. Thanks to everyone. To the people at the hospices. To the people on the days out...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum 31-35, F 2 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Doing volunteer work in an adult literacy

    program is one of the most rewarding things I do in my life. One of my happiest moments was when a student of mine had a piece she wrote chosen to be read at Symphony Space in New York. It was a city wide contest and her story was chosen out of hundreds. It meant more to me...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jun 26

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    Be a Volunteer. Stand Up For Your Country.

     It is time for all of us to come together.           With the election season now behind us, it is time for everyone to reach out their collective hands, and to come together. The unity that we create now will echo and resound in ripples and...
    TeslasTemptress TeslasTemptress 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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