I Volunteer

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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
    Uxio Uxio
    22-25, M
    Jun 24, 2014

    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

    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

    I volunteer at a hospital every Saturday from

    10am to 2pm. I love it and it keeps be busy. It gets me away from schooling and all the drama and things I've gone through. I usually stock books or help the customers about what they need or something. It makes me feel ground.
    MissThickGirl MissThickGirl
    26-30, F
    Dec 5, 2015

    I Finally Volunteered...

    i volunteered in chicago for the race for th cure...breast cancer...for my cousin who's 30 and has had the fight with breast cancer.  I told her i did it in her honor and she acted as if she could care less.  what am i to think when u do something in someones honor and...
    OceanicDebris OceanicDebris
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2009

    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

    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
    1 Response Jan 20, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    May 4, 2012

    Today's volunteer task was to catch up on

    filing.Seems simple enough.Until I noted none of the drawers were in nonsensical order, and the cabinets were almost as tall as me.Filing on my tippy toes and going through the drawers a million times to find the correct folders.They want me to keep on and help organize those...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 8, 2015

    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
    Jun 26, 2012

    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
    Dec 18, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2011

    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, 2015

    What I Think Is Important

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

    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
    46-50, M
    Sep 10, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    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
    1 Response Nov 3, 2012

    It is a very normal thing

    for me to do volunteer work. I´m doing it already since almost 10 years. I´m doing it not because I want to be a "good human". I am doing it because it´s interesting to work in different topics, I am learning a lot through my volunteer work and it makes my life more coloured...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Apr 18

    I just started a project to help people

    volunteer during they holidays in Europe! :)
    RitaMarques RitaMarques
    22-25, F
    Jul 3, 2015

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

    coach little league baseball for three years. Does that count?
    deleted deleted
    Oct 1, 2014

    I am embarking on a new venture with an

    established service provider for developmentally disabled adults. They do everything from working with area businesses to provide jobs, obtain clothing and housewares, provide safe group homes and transportation. Its amazing what they do operating entirely on grants and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    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


    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

    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

    I love volunteering and helping others out :)

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

    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

    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

    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
    Oct 21, 2012

    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

    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


    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 9, 2008

    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

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    I may not have been a volunteer, a paying member, a top poster, or one of the local 'heroes' or infamous trolls but I can say that I have affected the lives of others and that they...
    FonderAbsence FonderAbsence
    31-35, M
    Apr 21
    I am always very ambitious at midnight. Some exciting ideas just come out and haunt in my mind! I feel I have a lot of things to do! I can find a internship during the summer...
    Xlx11111 Xlx11111
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    A lot of people liked this site. A lot of people even loved this site. I volunteered on this site. I signed on to be a volunteer and send out messages to new members welcoming...
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan
    46-50, M
    Apr 21
    Thank you EP for bringing colors in our lives, providing us such a platform from where we have shared our thoughts and experiences with the world. You will surely be miss badly...
    johnnie8484 johnnie8484
    31-35, M
    Apr 21
    sorry to see this page close ,,I was not so sure I would miss Ep ,,even quit as a volunteer ,but now its like loosing an old friend ,,so hope those of you who knew me stay in touch...
    rckt148 rckt148
    56-60, M
    Apr 21
    Be written something similar to this. I've had a lot of intentions on this site. Some bad, but one thing I've always done is committing to inspiring and helping people. I'm lazy...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    8 Responses Apr 19
    This will be a long post but I hope you bear with because this is something that’s been eating at me for a while. I fell in love with the most amazing girl I’ve ever met. The...
    Tobey94 Tobey94
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    No. I know i'm still young (21) but I hope I dont have one because I just dont see myself caring for them. Plus im not irresponsible as to bring a person in this unsustainable...
    XXLovelyPoisonXX XXLovelyPoisonXX
    22-25, F
    Apr 19
    It felt good to help out. My friends and I stacked food and served people. As a thanks the woman who ran the shelter gave us a slice of pie. I've met some of the nicest people in...
    GeekyFatChick GeekyFatChick
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16
    Hey people of Experience Project. I've finally decided to post my situation on the internet and chose to do it here. It's kinda difficult to know where to start and this will be a...
    Mickee24 Mickee24
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    I don't understand why my aunt behaves like this - we used to be extremely close for more than 30 years since I was born, she half-raised me, we would talk all the time, she was...
    Darkvalley Darkvalley
    41-45, F
    Apr 14
    It's my twentieth birthday. I can't sleep. Up until moments ago it seemed like I was in a constant winter sleep period, like a grizzly bear or something. I wasn't feeling anything...
    Shamandora Shamandora
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    They put on the ones who do the most and give you little credit whereas if the people who hardly do anything decide to help their praises are sang.
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86
    26-30, F
    Apr 14
    I am hanging in but am feeling really bad right now. I am paying dearly for what my family did to me. I am trying not to hate them. I am trying to forgive. I got turned down for a...
    321Peach 321Peach
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
    I was reading something on the volunteer thing and it said that the web site will be closing on April 21st can any one confirm this?? STAY GROOVY LIKE A DRIVE IN MOVIE!!!!!
    n1kk123 n1kk123
    16-17, F
    Apr 13
    Tennessee go volunteers!!!!!
    pubes456 pubes456
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 12
    violent whispers burning what's left of me telling me to witness my naivety my wish to dream and sleeping in a fantasy open my eyes and watch myself consumed by my precious...
    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    Apr 11
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