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I Like to Do Volunteer Work

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    I Am a Reading Mentor -  I do something every week that most people don't know about. I use my lunch hour to volunteer at a local elementary school. I help at risk kids to...
    RichmansRevenge RichmansRevenge 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 27, 2008

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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...
    cynthiaeliza cynthiaeliza 22-25, F 3 Responses May 17, 2011

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    International Velvet.... - Awaken sleepy Wales, land of song Deep is the weakness, small is the flame Cruel is the harvest, but fair is the tune With the song of the lonely swan in...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2012

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    The Best Day Ever - Back in '02, the day before Mother's Day, was a beautiful spring day. I had only found out a short time before, about the "Walk for the Animals." I raised...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Aug 19, 2012

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    Gotta Love the Kids - I started volunteering in high school.  During my senior year at lunch time and during my free period after lunch I worked with kids at a...
    worriedforbro worriedforbro 21-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    Volunteering Is Fun! - I have been volunteering at the local hospital for 7 years now.  I have done many different jobs as they became needed and learned so much along the way...
    robinorr2 robinorr2 41, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2010

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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...
    theblackbat theblackbat 41-45, M 2 Responses May 17, 2013

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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...
    girlygirlyNurse girlygirlyNurse 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Went From Having To Wanting - It may sound strange, or even bad, but I clearly remember going to the Relief Society meetings and taking part in the community activities how I felt...
    SeekingAmanda SeekingAmanda 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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    I Miss My Volunteer Work! - I have raised and released orphaned wallabies and other Australian wildlfie, The last one I released was in about June this year, the one I released...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2007

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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 this place for about a year now.Usually on weekends when...
    sarayu57 sarayu57 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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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...
    TeslasTemptress TeslasTemptress 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    Looking To Live - I spent two years doing volunteer work in Oaxaca, Mexico when I was 19. It was the greatest time of my life....I felt so alive and so full of purpose. I want to...
    lendahand lendahand 36-40 Mar 22, 2012

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    Volunteerism - You know when you this kind gesture it doesnt need payment to make this a reality anything you can halp by reaching peoples live in a way you think you can,i never...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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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...
    creativefungilady creativefungilady 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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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...
    MichiDesu MichiDesu 18-21 7 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    Need Volunteers For Your Organization? - Need Volunteers for your organization?- Hope Development Volunteers can help your organisation find volunteers. We work with voluntary and...
    volunteerabroad volunteerabroad 22-25 Dec 13, 2012

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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...
    AnyonesBestGuess AnyonesBestGuess 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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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...
    RichmansRevenge RichmansRevenge 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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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...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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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...
    imamhere imamhere 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2011

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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...
    SpringlesAndStars SpringlesAndStars 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    What I Regret - Through the years I have volunteered in different ways, but only one experience was shared with my kids. I really regret that, because volunteering together could...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2012

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    What Else.. - There aren't many volunteer places in my city so I mostly do it at school. In the past school year, I have: Help out with KS1 and KS2 (Key stage) sports day...
    UtterlyConfused UtterlyConfused 13-15, F Jun 10, 2012

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    The person you are on the inside is what makes you beautiful... -        i believe that my soul mate on this earth is my other half,my twin sister.so when i gave birth to twin...
    CraziiBeautiful CraziiBeautiful 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

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    I D K Why, I Just Do - I was thinking about this subject a few days ago but didn't get around to writing it until I saw FaceBook and EP and other groups have started a volunteer...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    Gotta Learn To Say No - I thought when I retired that I'd spend a couple of mornings a week with one project and an evening with another and take a class or two to occupy my time...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2012

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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...
    honjr1 honjr1 70+, M 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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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...
    SarcassticMum SarcassticMum 31-35, F 2 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Pottery - I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 6, 2013

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    Lets Put Down Some Hours!! - Ok People! I've been a member here for a while and I don't see any good coming out of this community. LETS SHAKE IT OUT! There are 776 members in...
    HoneybeeUSMgf HoneybeeUSMgf 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    Finally Getting Back Into It - In uni, it was so easy to find ways to help. There was always a masquerade ball for childrens' hospitals that needed organising or freshies to be...
    kikis2 kikis2 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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    I want to volunteer in a animal shelter with my mom sometime soon!
    Darkflowers Darkflowers 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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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...
    Tigress35 Tigress35 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2007

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    Yes I Do ... - I've done some volunteering in my time. In the past, it's mostly been at my church but over the last few years, I've been part of boards of non-profits. Right now...
    AliveToThrive AliveToThrive 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23, 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...
    ArtOfPsychology ArtOfPsychology 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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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...
    experiencecin experiencecin 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Gold Award - Great Day! - Today the kids and I went to help a friend with her gold award project of replacing 80 some camp site sign posts. Gold award is girl scout equivelant of...
    guidence508 guidence508 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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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...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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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...
    hanniejoy hanniejoy 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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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...
    CreatingScandal CreatingScandal 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2008

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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...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 12, 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...
    WoundedButterfly WoundedButterfly 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2010

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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...
    Mavicity Mavicity 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 4, 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...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 2 Responses Apr 24, 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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    I wish I had more time to do volunteer work. I love the feeling that you get after you help someone :) I love helping kids and with the older folks. I love to see the smile on...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 Mar 28

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    Hell yeah just completed my first major workout since having my baby. Feels great! I missed it so much. It's like a high unlike any other! Can't wait to shed this baby weight...
    Nessy7787 Nessy7787 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Sometimes it's like no matter what i've accomplished through my years of high school and growing up it's all for nothing. I haven't done anything spectacular like volunteer...
    Lifeshouldsparkle Lifeshouldsparkle 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    So to be clear you are pvssys who have proven upon multiple occasions that you will back down rather than fight. You have never displayed any other behaviour and you never will...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 1 hr ago

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    I was a volunteer firefighter. Currently I just sold a business that I founded and ran and currently run another one. I am also a volunteer Search and Rescue member, and a...
    ansonmack25 ansonmack25 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 30