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I Like to Do Volunteer Work

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    I love volunteering for things.

    Especially at animal shelters. I've loved animals ever since I was a child. ^_^ Lately I haven't been able to find any shelters in need of help. :( I want to be a foster parent for dogs or cats, or even smaller animals. Just giving a pet a home temporarily until it gets a...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2015

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    tessagj14 tessagj14 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    This is something very close to my heart.

    Got exposed to volunteering at the age of 10, realised very early in life what it means giving back and the joy that comes with it. I try to do my bit, love to work with children and the aged alike. I'm a big supporter of Habitat for Humanity and it's a humbling experience being...
    destiny2015 destiny2015 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2015

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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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    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 5 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    As study leave approaches.

    . The application form for banardo's is filled out waiting for the stamp to come from my grandpops. I actually can't wait to starting helping disabled 12-19 year olds im just hoping it doesn't get in the way with My exams
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F Mar 26, 2015

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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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    Volunteer work started

    as a school project once and now it's a continuous thing. I went from volunteering at a church to teaching a class. It was great.
    cheerdiva cheerdiva 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2015

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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 3 Responses Sep 25, 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, 2014

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    I love doing volunteer work.

    Over the years I've helped churches, schools and other non-profits. You'll meet some of the best people in your community volunteering. I highly recommend you check out Volunteer Match or one of the other sites out there to find opportunities to volunteer in your local area...
    TheRedTie TheRedTie 31-35, M Jan 15

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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've volunteered at the ASPCA

    and it was nice…especially since a few dogs (and one kitten) got adopted!
    SimplyZero SimplyZero 16-17, F Aug 25, 2014

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    Last month at the Gladiator Rock N Run I was a

    course volunteer so I would go to different stations helping participants make it across. At the slanted soap covered wall there was a heavier woman trying get over the wall. The muscular gentleman she was with made over the wall and she was about to give up. Seeing her sad...
    americanmonopolist americanmonopolist 18-21, M Nov 22, 2014

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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 Jun 9, 2014

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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 2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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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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    volunteer work is rewarding,

    not only do I get the good feeling towards my efforts but I get priceless questions like "who is 'whitesnake'?" and "that guy is hot, is he in the raffle???"
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 25, 2015

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    I would like to be a volunteer in Syria,

    anyone know how to do that?
    EternalYahiko EternalYahiko 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2, 2015

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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 love working with animals.

    That's why I've started volunteering at a small zoo. The animals may not be big animals but it's still fun to do the work.
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 31-35, M Feb 16, 2015

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    finally sent off for my DBS ( criminal check

    thing) to volunteer for the NHS soo excited aswell as my volunteering for the mental health charity
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 24

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 25, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 20, 2014

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    Today I arrived home,

    along with 25 other people in my youth group, as we traveled out of state for the week to volunteer and be the hands and feet of God. Workcamp is a life changing experience and I am so glad I'm blessed with the opportunity to do this yet again, with the people I love! Can't wait...
    hannahrose29 hannahrose29 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2015

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    I have always wanted to volunteer in programs

    (preferably abroad) that teach children/orphans. Haaay after convincing my mom for a very long time, she finally agreed for me to go. I feel very excited because I know it will change me in a good way and mold me into someone more mature and responsible. I want to meet new...
    ashlyn110 ashlyn110 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2015

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    I volunteer for just about everything.

    I'm a handful of philanthropic organizations & seem to get sucked into every volunteer opportunity there is. People come to me because I say yes....a lot. The great thing about volunteering is that I've met tons of great people and networked quite a bit. When you move to a new...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2015

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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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    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 9 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    I used to be in a volunteer group I volunteered

    to manage an important conference about drugs held by the police in a hotel . the hotel managers were complete ******** to use they hired some other people to do our job and left to stand around doing nothing . they treated us like we were some sort of embarrassment to them . we...
    Fralicious Fralicious 16-17, F Aug 6, 2015

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    I am doing volunteer work

    since already 12 years for different people and institutions: refugees, taking care for forced prostitutes, grief way accompaniment and helping the judges at court. Doing volunteer work is great! You help other people, you feel yourself better and you get a lot of experiences...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 24

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    Anyone know the difference between being a

    volunteer and being an employee? Let's compare the 2 systems. Volunteers vs Employees.Working for a wage often implies trying to meet the expectations of a boss. The worker can feel he is giving too much in relation to the price the boss has valued his work at, meanwhile the...
    TheBlowersDaughter TheBlowersDaughter 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    Like to volunteer? Check out an app called

    GiveGab. Find volunteer opportunities in your area!
    Terrain12 Terrain12 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    I love being a Boy Scout leader.

    Among the leaders. I am the hard ***. I am the one the says no you can't use a blowtorch to start a fire. That we should be cooking instead of going for pizza. Some of the boys get it but other just want to screw off. At the end of the day they are better for it and I...
    Gws1269 Gws1269 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 13, 2015

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    Yesterday I got aching legs by accepting

    donations and selling stuff for the Children's Medical Research Institute. :)
    emiveritas emiveritas 22-25, F Aug 1, 2014

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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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    My family and I volunteer at a festival.

    I could tell that they just wanted to get it done and over with. I actually wanted to stay BC I love it. When I work I can't stop. I sometimes don't have breaks BC of how focus I am. Idk why but I liked it. My family was saying jokes BC they think that was my first time working...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2015

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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    Is there such things like an actual job

    but the duties are that of a volunteer person? I love to 'work' full time as a volunteer but I can't support myself from volunteering alone. :(
    Kahai3 Kahai3 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Really it's the first time Iv done this kind of

    volunteer work, cans for kids in Cyprus... Sorting through cans and separating.
    georgecy georgecy 46-50, M May 2, 2015

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    I've been volunteering at a school

    for three months at a 6th grade classroom and helping the teacher out. It was part of my grade in my Education class to work 30 hours. After that, I liked volunteer working there and I asked the teacher if it was okay if I can keep coming until towards the end of the year. She...
    PassionForCreativity PassionForCreativity 26-30, F 1 Response May 22, 2015

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    I just started a project to help people

    volunteer in Europe! :)
    RitaMarques RitaMarques 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2015

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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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    It's a big part of my life,

    more enjoyable than my career. Maybe a career change is something I should ponder.
    1976toes 1976toes 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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