I Like to Do Volunteer Work

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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

    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
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2013

    Like to volunteer? Check out an app called

    GiveGab. Find volunteer opportunities in your area!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 30, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response May 13, 2014

    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

    I just started a project to help people

    volunteer in Europe! :)
    RitaMarques RitaMarques
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    It's a big part of my life,

    more enjoyable than my career. Maybe a career change is something I should ponder.
    1976toes 1976toes
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2014

    I would like to be a volunteer in Syria,

    anyone know how to do that?
    EternalYahiko EternalYahiko
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 2, 2015

    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
    Jun 9, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 18, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Jan 24, 2016
    tessagj14 tessagj14
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2015

    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

    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
    Jun 20, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Feb 18, 2013

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    I figure it's the least I could do.

    ..well I guess the least I could do is nothing.
    khewster khewster
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2014

    I've volunteered at the ASPCA

    and it was nice…especially since a few dogs (and one kitten) got adopted!
    SimplyZero SimplyZero
    18-21, F
    Aug 25, 2014

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    They put on the ones

    who do the most and give you little credit whereas if the people who hardly do anything decide to help their praises are sang.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    31-35, F
    Apr 14, 2016

    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.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 3, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 24, 2015

    This is going to sound like a load of bull,

    but I recently started voulenteeeing at a nearby Animal shelter, bottle feeding kittens.. They have 2000+ kittens and they need people to help feed them around the clock.
    jacob3171 jacob3171
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    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

    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

    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
    9 Responses Apr 6, 2013

    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
    18-21, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    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

    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, 2016

    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
    18-21, F
    Jun 28, 2015

    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
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2016

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    Apr 25, 2015

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 22, 2015

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    Mar 26, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2016

    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

    I think the governments should create volunteer

    centres or activity centres for each district so that depressed people can do some kind of work. I think that would really help. There are NGOs in my city but none are close enough to where I live. I think that's the drawback. When a depressed person seems wanted and capable of...
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2016


    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2015

    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

    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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