Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Oppose So Called Mandatory Volunteerism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 5 Responses Mar 11, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I am both bipolar type 1 (manic/mixed episodes) and I have dissociative identity disorder. (DID) if you're not sure what to make of that diagnosis, it used to be called multiple...
    Jakesantiiinked Jakesantiiinked 18-21, M 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    does this dessert looks good to u ? it really did taste good. i ate it after i have dinner with my boyfriend, its called Mango Ice Jelly, contain : longan, (doesn't really taste...
    RelaxGirl RelaxGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Most of my life I have been called ugly and I have only had on boyfriend as he only wanted me for my body and we broke up the next day. All of my friends look way better than me...
    JusttMee123 JusttMee123 13-15, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello EP, Been lurking on this site and finally joined. I have been dying to tell my story but am terrified someone I know will see it. But I'm desperate and need to vent. I've...
    iswell iswell 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When people compliment me I laugh because deep down I know I'm ugly lmfao
    slipknotisamazing slipknotisamazing 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have many times! I've never been as smart as my twin and my uncle use to say he got all the good genes and I got the leftovers! My older brother heard him say that and punched...
    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    But I can't finish it! It is so damn heartbreaking
    playingbrave playingbrave 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Once every generation, you find a book, that really captures you, one that speaks to you, one that makes you stop and think, one that makes you want to go on, for me, there was two...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Once there lived myriad swans in the Manasa Lake in the Himalayas. When swarmed together they looked like the darting grove of lotuses. When they dispersed in segregation the...
    noblerain noblerain 31-35 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yesterday I was at the store and I heard this country song that I really liked. However I only remember a few words of the song and I tried looking it up on google but it's not...
    livelaughlove0810 livelaughlove0810 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I saw this video of a black girl and her friends yelling at a young mother holding her toddler to "get up" and she threw the kid and the mom to the ground and beat her up as her...
    lolilover2 lolilover2 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My mum never rarely use my proper name, its normally, babe, sweetie, sexy, sexy bum
    jordansexywatkins jordansexywatkins 13-15, M 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Is it grace or is it Saturday law and Sabbath keeping??? Here is the side that clearly explains grace: Regarding Saturday or Sunday worship, I found the following. So many of...
    HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe HeavenKnowsWhatComesOverMe 18-21, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ..........I'm almost 16, NOT A KID!
    crazyhyperkid crazyhyperkid 13-15, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    please tell me what you think-- I am the night, I am the Day, You hear my call from far away, When I speak it reaches and touches your soul, When I gaze into your eyes, My...
    Dragonslayer16 Dragonslayer16 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I live with my sister and she call me by a shorten form of my girl name all the time. Because it is also a shorten form of my boy name (though usually use for girls) no one say...
    Nilooshi Nilooshi 26-30 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Intensely. Horrid tradition. We are not superior. Elders made me want them ded. But me ran. And stayed angelic. Plus pushing for unity. Not superiority.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/opposing-gay-marriage-may-demand-civil-disobedience-louisiana-bishop?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=650b6abe03...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know my username is ZADoubleMesser, but I'd rather preferred to be called Zarinah instead. And if you were wondering, no I'm NOT Muslim.
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In a previous diary, I discussed the evidence that Republicans are intentionally obstructing President Obama for political purposes. In this diary, I want to focus on the specific...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bumped into some old school friends today, they have all stayed trim and fit...me on the other hand, stood there with my fat belly straining my tshirt, saggy moobs and fat...
    fatty8686 fatty8686 26-30, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Don't get me wrong, it's nice being complemented but when you're turning 20 and you're still 'cute', it kinda sucks. Am I the only one who gets called cute and feels like a puppy...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know family is supposed to say "you're gorgeous" and all that other shizzle but when you can see them grimace to have to be by you, or to go and rub it in that they have a better...
    LoveLessOne97 LoveLessOne97 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The existence of a hereditary monarchy helps to prop up all the privilege and patronage that corrupt many societies; that is why the crown is seen as being of such importance to...
    DA68 DA68 46-50, M a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just to put it out there before my long-as-hell speech, I do NOT oppose gay marriage, however I do not support it either. I'm right in between. If two people of the same sex like...
    PopcornLadder PopcornLadder 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    And I will not pick up a weapon ever... EVER!!! to fight the Bankers Wars. Only if it is a war against the real culprits. But not many bullits would be required for that. F*cking...
    IAmAfriend IAmAfriend 41-45, M Jun 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate to admit it but i am a goody two shoes. I just realize it now. I felt like i was not able to explore the world the way it should be for i kept myself in my comfort zone.. I...
    Pisces1991 Pisces1991 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 57 years old and people still tell me that I am a baby.. I find it rude. I am old enough to be a grandmother and I still get treated like a kid. it seem like the older I am...
    virgokitten virgokitten 56-60, F Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Instead it was a texting hotline and it didn't help at all. It was so cliché! The "certified counselor" claimed she was there for my "best interest," but she didn't help at all...
    veganmonster15 veganmonster15 13-15, F Jun 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "Racism remains a blight we have to combat together."- President ObamaLast week, nine people were murdered inside the historic Mother Emanuel AME church in South Carolina. Dylan...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my girlfriend kept me this name is feel happy when all.call me SONIYA
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Look I'm going to right this from my standpoint. And why abortion scares me....look sometimes it is needed or the best option for someone, this isn't to judge you for having one. I...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 18-21, F Jun 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Seriously, is it really that necessary? I'm not your damn girlfriend or wife. We ain't together so just quit.
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My ex use to call me Joshiebear and that's how this all started. Even though the relationship is over bears are still my favorite
    BearCow BearCow 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think people say it to make me feel better...
    MrLazyCloud MrLazyCloud 18-21, M Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Out of nowhere this teenage guy (a stranger) walked up to me and told me he thinks I'm perfect and beautiful and then he walked away...he made my night perfect :)
    ImTheQueenFYM ImTheQueenFYM 16-17, F Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love being called princess and kitten and sweetheart. for some reason it puts butterflies in my stomach and I like the feeling.
    angelsrsweet angelsrsweet 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 19

    Your Response

    Cancel