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    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'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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    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 16-17, F Jun 14

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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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

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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 love volunteering and helping others out :)

    makes u feel good about your self
    Lisalocket1225 Lisalocket1225 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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 1 Response Dec 18, 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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    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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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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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    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

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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

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    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 2 Responses Mar 24, 2009

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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 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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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    Hunger Games Book Review

    The Hunger Games - I found that the Hunger Games was a page turner! Once I started, I couldn't put it down. It was an amazing mixture of action and emotion put together in great details. On a scale from 1 to 10, The Hunger Games gets a 9 1/
    lovedove1616 lovedove1616 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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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 19-21, F Sep 11, 2007

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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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    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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    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 a week ago

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    Best Job

    I used to volunteer with a disabled ski school. Most of the work is done in the winter teaching adaptive skiing but they also do work in the winter with several programs including hiking camping and of course water skiing. As a volunteer I had several jobs including helping...
    krool1969 krool1969 41-45, M Apr 29, 2012

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    Uxio Uxio 18-21, M Jun 24

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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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    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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    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 at the local science museum.

    ... I love making people excited about science. Human biology is my favorite, seconded by anthropology... So I mostly get to go on about things I know ... Existence is the most exciting thing of all once you think about it. :)
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Related Experiences

    I love to volunteer. I started volunteering back in May and I feel like it satisfies me as a human. I help people with their career - mainly their resume, job search, job...
    brown83 brown83 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Ok everyone who has done some kind of volunteer work..please tell me your experience either in a message or a comment! It has really caught my interest to volunteer and I want to...
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I enjoy helping walk the dogs and giving them love, but I never knew how hard it would be to deal with the other reality of the humane society.It angers me so much to see how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I enjoy doing volunteer work, especially for the juvenile diabetes programs.
    Didro56 Didro56 56-60, F Sep 9

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    We help the youngsters to gain full independence within a family setting. They cook, clean, and try to do everything up and coming kids usually do, whilst looking after each other...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    Ep seems to actually reply to me And because of this i do what i can for people i watch out for the younger generation and make sure there safe i dislike the harassment and...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F Sep 2

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    Helping at scouts has changed my life I feel better about myself because I'm accepted in a group I'm not judged for my mental illness. I have never had a job and it feels like a...
    fluke19 fluke19 26-30, F Sep 2

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    In the event you or any member within your get together have any disabilities, it is extremely crucial that we make the mandatory preparations to produce your holiday go...
    Temple2516ja Temple2516ja 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Today I was at work while there was a meeting of my boss and the boss of the whole organization I work for. It`s a non-profit organization helping people with autism and Asperger...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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