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I Oppose So Called Mandatory Volunteerism

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    100 Hours Required to Graduate My High School

    My high school required us to have 100 hours (so like 25 a year). I came up 10 short - yes it has to be documented! So, I helped my art teacher with some projects. I'm not very artistic, but this was within my ability. It was required in order for us to graduate. I didn't get a...
    alexandra31 alexandra31 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Am I Wrong?

    I joined this group  with the thought that it was about forcing people to volunteer?? I'm thinking I might be off base but that's my topic so here goes. I believe volunteering and philanthropy comes from the heart. Where I work there is a program in place that...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    Smells Funny To Me

    Besides being a complete oxymoron, it just smells fishy. I don't want any bill saying I have to volunteer for government service. I know under this bill people aren't forced to volunteer, per se, but it's the fine print we must pay attention to here. What is in the fine print...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 11, 2010

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    Not Sure When But

    soon all colleges and universities (in the USA) will require CBL (community based learning) classes in order to get a degree. Therefore, volunteering and giving back to the community will be here to stay. When I completed my CBL class I took away a whole...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    benicetome benicetome 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Today I was walking down the street with my brother and a child no older than 6 shouted "Ha, Fat!" I was so humiliated, And to make matters worse my brother decided that when we...
    AmelieDoughty AmelieDoughty 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I could be a hippie:p I think I pull it off pretty well:p
    AbbieBaby AbbieBaby 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Dirty names. I'm a bad bad girl ;)
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    necxo necxo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    I don't why I keep coming back here!!
    06Ford 06Ford 41-45, M Aug 8

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    I don't know how I should feel about this statement that I got from a friend. It felt genuine but it was also insulting and made me even more insecure. She said that I'm very...
    laxprincess laxprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Intothestorm Intothestorm 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    IndigoBlue95 IndigoBlue95 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    It's seriously starting to irritate me. I'm not talking about people in real life like calling me a fake person, but like people on here keep asking for proof that I am who I say I...
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