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    I Love To Volunteer!

    I don't know why, I just like to! I feel like I'm making a difference and helping out. It's a very fulfilling feeling and it makes you feel confident and good about yourself. Last year, I stepped out of my comfort zone and volunteered at a PTO carnival at the local elementary...
    Yondaii Yondaii 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    As tribute!!!! I'm sorry I couldn't help myself.

    But for real I volunteer whenever I can. I volunteer at the local animal shelter. I adopted a cat from there last December.
    keishajo keishajo 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17, 2014

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    So...I signed up to volunteer at this library

    and I got myself a schedule arranged and everything. I was suppose to go help out on Thursdays and Saturdays. My first day volunteering was on Thursday. But on Saturday (ahem--> my scheduled second day) I forgot to go help out. And when I realized this, I panicked and idk. I...
    gmaingemail gmaingemail 16-17, F Jun 24, 2014

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    Volunteer

    i volunteer at a nursing home and it is a great feeling when i go there.. i take them down to the beauty shop to get their hair done. it is sad when they depart from this place. knowing that i did help them out make it worth the time of voluteering. yes some have departed from...
    sunsure sunsure 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    I just signed up to be a year round volunteer

    at Kaiser, so excited can't wait till I start :)
    lilay98 lilay98 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2014

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    I Found Out That My Aunt Died But Was Bound By Confidentially to Keep It to Myself

    I started volunteering at the hospital towards the beginning of the summer. I work at the information desk and answer the phones to help people locate their loved ones. Because of that, I have access to patient information that is confidential, punishable by termination and ...
    JustPlainMe JustPlainMe 18-21, F Sep 11, 2007

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    Why I Volunteer For The USO Of Wisconsin Airport Center.

    Why did I start volunteering for the USO of Wisconsin? I wrote to many who were in Iraq and Afghanistan and sent care packages. I was on Facebook, thinking that I should be doing some volunteering. Then 5 minutes later, my Aunt Annemarie sent me a link to the USO of Wisconsin...
    Latte06 Latte06 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 11, 2013

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    I volunteer for Save The Children by doing

    bucket collections around my community. I love making a difference and it's such a fulfilling feeling :-)
    Catherine887 Catherine887 26-30, F Feb 15, 2014

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    Real Happiness

    Many time i faced the question and i read too in many books and articles that what is HAPPINESS and i read many definitions and of course we all have different definitions of Happiness according to our knowledge understanding and experience, but i went to through a true...
    silentvoices silentvoices 26-30 May 4, 2012

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    Volunteer

    I'm volunteering at the hospital in the pallative care (people who have cancer) and I love it. I usually restock hospital gloves and among other things; I also bring lunch to patients; open it up for them and sometimes I feed people who can't feed themselves. I also bring water...
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    What I Think Is Important

    I have worked with youths, men, and women in providing healthcare and counseling services.
    baysider99 baysider99 31-35 Jan 2, 2012

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    Soup Kitchen

    I volunteer somewhat regularly at a soup kitchen in inner city Winnipeg. I have been doing so for over 4 years, since I got my calling on a trip to Québec in which I spent a night among the Lost Souls of Montreal. The place where I volunteer is adjacent to an area I discovered...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 3, 2012

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    Well, technically not me personally.

    I volunteered my smart phone (and my tablet) to do useful work for the humanity. I came across an article about the app called BOINC that utilizes the unused processor cycles on the mobile devices to perform different computational operations for research projects, like solving...
    har70 har70 41-45, M Sep 10, 2014

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    I Help Victims Of Domestic Violence

    I volunteer to help victims of domestic violence and relationship breakdown. I help them to get intervention orders and I help with Family Court matters like divorce, child custody, etc. How is it? Rewarding, challenging, scary. Sometimes men come to our office to abuse us, or...
    KittehCat KittehCat 22-25, F 1 Response May 24, 2010

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    I volunteer at an animal shelter it's

    so much fun I get to spend the day around the fluff balls...
    Tyelioo Tyelioo 13-15, F Jul 8, 2014

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    Most of my free time I volunteer at the hospital

    for kids who have Cencer or other sicknesses...I play my guitar and sing with them...I sit and talk with them so they feel better... I try to make them forget even for a few seconds about their sickness and put a smile on their faces
    Anita191 Anita191 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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    I love volunteering and helping others out :)

    makes u feel good about your self
    Lisalocket1225 Lisalocket1225 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    First Time For Everything

    I volunteer at a local community support centre 3 days a week. I just started a few weeks ago. I feel sad for a lot of the people that come in. But today, someone came in that almost made me cry. I had to leave the room to compose myself. He was a young guy. 20 years old. He...
    EmilyFitch EmilyFitch 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    The End..

    As the cold weather comes in my outdoor volunteer work is coming to an end. I am sad as I have had some of the greatest experiences the past few months. I have met so many great people and learned alot new things.Can't wait till spring.
    LostSpace LostSpace 41-45 Oct 21, 2012

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    The Happiness That I Gain From Volunteering

    Ever since I was little I like helping others. So I started to go orphanage to take care of children at the age of 13. And now i'm successful in my marketing business so I am supporting 25 kids in Africa through World Vision. And I am planning to fly to Africa to see my kids...
    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F Sep 21, 2013

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    Volunteering Is One of My Coping Mechanisms...

    Hi folks... I work for a major corporation that encourages volunteer-ism.  I have periodically done volunteer activities in past years, but I've found that my current activity supports a passion that I've always had (reading and writing) and gets me out of my apartment. I...
    kapital kapital 61-65 1 Response Jun 9, 2008

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    I volunteer at a hospital,

    only once a month now though (Not much to tell about it. Maybe mostly because I don't have a good memory, but hey; what can you do?). I've been volunteering at that hospital for over two years. I normally transport, and I met some awesome people through the volunteering. Oh, and...
    YukiSohma YukiSohma 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    L'école Du Chat Libre De Bordeaux

    I volunteer in an association helping cats of the street. The main goal of the association is to sterilize these cats for they don't reproduce, and as a result, that there're less kittens found on the street, what happens very often as people can't keep them. They also take the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 26, 2012

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    Once every two week I go

    and talk to people at a Psychiatric center about alcoholism and addiction. Its sad to see them so doped up I don't really know if what I'm saying is getting through, but it help's just as much as them. And every once in a while you get to make an impact on someones life and show...
    cisfor cisfor 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea

    of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you, making older men feel younger in return. Typically, women mature at a faster rate than men do and sometimes a 50 year old man is more compatible...
    BB0729 BB0729 31-35, F Mar 21, 2014

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    Food Bank

    For the past couple of weeks I've been volunteering 1 day a week for a minimum of 2 hours at the food bank near my house and I do it because I want to and love doing.
    solid853 solid853 31-35, M Jan 10, 2013

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    Because I Want To, Not Because I Have To

    In a recent debate over religious ideas and how people act and react because of them, it was brought up that I have issues with being charitable. Needless to say I took offence to this statement especially based on the fact that I volunteer a great deal of my time. I help the...
    WrathAngel WrathAngel 36-40, F Dec 12, 2012

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    I have to do service hours

    for school tomorrow and I'm not too excited!! But hey ¯ _(ツ)_/¯ it all good man
    joseph6472 joseph6472 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I'm volunteering at the color me rad race with

    my best friend today!! ^.^ I went last year and it was a blast so I can't wait!!
    musicismysalvation musicismysalvation 18-21, F Jun 14, 2014

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    I'd Like To Volunteer More.

    Volunteering is a great way to give something back to people, make yourself happier in the process, and improve your cosmic karma balance :) If you have the time, just choose a skill that you have, and match it up with those that are in a disadvantaged situation. I've done a...
    emptyroads emptyroads 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2010

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    Doing two hours right

    now at the library so if you are messaging me and I don't reply I am so sorry! (:
    abrokendreamer abrokendreamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    And It Makes Me Feel Good

    I love giving up my time to help people. It's one of the few things that I've really stuck to as I've grown older. My favourite volunteer activity is Feed My Starving Children which I believe is based in my home state. I also enjoy helping the old folks in my neighborhood, and...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2011

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    Volunteering Is So Rewarding..

    I have been a leader for several years now and I also just started volunteering at some of the local state parks. I have found that i enjoy this so much. the things i have learned from others and the things i am learning about my self is so awesome. I wish i would have done these...
    LostSpace LostSpace 41-45 2 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Food Bank

    For the past couple of weeks I've been volunteering 1 day a week for a minimum of 2 hours at the food bank near my house and I do it because I want to and love doing.
    solid853 solid853 31-35, M Jan 10, 2013

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    I just started volunteering at the local humane

    society! I get to walk the dogs and I'm pretty excited about it. I was afraid I'd have to do some unpleasant things like cleaning up after them too, but nope. They just want me to walk the dogs. It feels nice to do something helpful and, lucky me, it just so happens to be an...
    UnknownObserver UnknownObserver 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Uxio Uxio 18-21, M Jun 24, 2014

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    Serve Projects

    I did a serve project with our church youth group. I like doing them but this was home repair and cleanup.  I was replacing a storm door and it was not fitting correctly so a two hour project ended up taking most of the day after making extra trips for tool and extra parts but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 18, 2011

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    Story #117 I Started Young

    My Mother was a Brownie leader and then a Girl Guide captain, and she started getting me interested in *giving back* by doing volunteer jobs for people who needed help. Like running errands for someone and NOT getting paid for it. Taking collected gifts to the children's hospital...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Aug 21, 2011

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    Today

    Today it was at one of our dealerships and we helped the Humane Society and the Red Cross with animal adoption and making ppl aware of the incoming hurricane season. People tend to plan really well around here but forget to make arrangements for their animals. There are few...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F May 31, 2008

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    Well maybe I am or many I'm not I did help

    coach little league baseball for three years. Does that count?
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M Oct 1, 2014

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    Natural History Museum

    I do it by meeting people and wishing them a good day. Also, if they are taking pictures, I offer them the ability for all of them to be in one by me using their I-pod or whatever they have. I have had some interesting talks with some and co-workers are pretty nice. One thing I...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    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...
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I logged on to see a message from EPAllie, and I confirmed that I would like to be a volunteer, so now I am! ^.^ I'm here if you need to talk .. just follow the cookie crumbs and...
    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 15

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    I want to volunteer at a Marine Conservatory in Belize. Now my only obstacle is coming up with the money
    mickymoose mickymoose 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Volunteering as a TA in a primary school. Love it. Generally, if someone needs my help ...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Hello everybody. After over eight years here, I got a message asking me to volunteer and thought, "Why not?" So I try to greet and comment on as many new posts as I can. However...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

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