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I Like to Do Volunteer Work

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 25, 2014

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    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

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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

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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, 2014

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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, 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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

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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, 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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    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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    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 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 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4, 2014

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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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    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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    tiki18 tiki18 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1, 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 1 Response Jun 9, 2014

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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 1 Response Aug 1, 2014

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    Darkflowers Darkflowers 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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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 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 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 30, 2014

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    I have always enjoyed doing volunteer work.

    I like helping others, and especially love new experiences. Every opportunity is a new adventure!
    Rangerkindness Rangerkindness 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 1 Response May 13, 2014

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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 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 2 Responses May 13, 2014

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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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    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.
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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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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    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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 13-15, F 4 days ago

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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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    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 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 16

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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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    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

    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...
    TheIdealisticRealist TheIdealisticRealist 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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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 5 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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