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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Feb 15

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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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    I just got threw some Volunteer training

    and I have not told many people yet as I want to make sure its something I enjoy doing but also can handle. I work for a local rape and abuse advocacy office. I am on call at night and have a phone that woman or men can call should they just need someone to talk to or need a...
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F Apr 12

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    I Volunteered To Help With My Class Reunion

    I have volunteered to help with my classe reunions. I really enjoyed the last one. I had lots of fun.
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M Aug 23, 2011

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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 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 Mar 18

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    I Work With Special Needs Children

    My 16 year old daughter and I volunteer at a local ranch that gives therapy to special needs children through horseback riding. The ranch offers services to a variety of people from children with PTSD from abuse, cerebral palsy, autism and many more. We have met some extroadinary...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 16, 2011

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    Animals, Humans

    I still volunteer with animals associations, on a personal level. Cats. And, make sure the reunion/adopting days are spread, posters. Make sure people know they can help by doing things they don't necessarily know. Some love animals, they can be a forster family for one or two...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Aug 31, 2013

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    Today

    Today was out last day of baseball registration and, because of my schedule, the first day that I was able to assist. We arrived at 10 (okay 10 after 10), me and the two little ones, each holding a sandwich baggie with their fresh, mom made, french toast sticks. We did pretty...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Sep 11, 2010

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    Its My Childhood Dream...

    When i recovered from my rape incident,i had a vision dream.My thoughts goes out to the victims of rape and molested children.When i was physically and sexually abuse by my ex-husband of 27 years,my thoughts goes out to the abuse women.Since then i have always dreamt of becoming...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F Jul 2, 2010

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    I volunteer at our local food pantry here in

    town. I sort and help stock the shelves. I also help box up the items for the people to take with them. I am always amazed at the need. We get new families every month and you always hear the stories of how they got to the point where they need help. It really makes me...
    Lily176 Lily176 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love volunteering and helping others out :)

    makes u feel good about your self
    Lisalocket1225 Lisalocket1225 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Baseball For The Blind

    Commonly referred to "Beep Ball" it's baseball played a little differently. The ball is large, similar to a softball, but it has a constant beep so when thrown you can hear it coming. If the ball is hit into the right field then third base will beep so the runner can avoid the...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F May 2, 2010

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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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    Busy Busy

    Well lots of things happening in my volunteer world! Just hosted a family craft day for Meals on Wheels and my wonderful friend IVotedForPedro was there. We created about 500+ crafts for recipients at Meals On Wheels and they'll get to open them when they receive their holiday...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Dec 7, 2009

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    Meaningful Travel & Volunteer Opportunities In Nepal With Vcap Nepal.....

    Volunteer in Nepal with VCAP Nepal:One stop solution for your search for best volunteering experiences with various volunteering opportunities in Nepal…Volunteers for Community Aid Program (VCAP), Nepalis a non-profit, non- government organization (NGO), solely dedicated it’s...
    vcapnepal vcapnepal 26-30 Jan 29, 2011

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am an EP volunteer and lead by example. I'm here to report the bad, encourage and help those that need it
    EnglishEmpress EnglishEmpress 41-45, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I wish I had more time to do volunteer work. I love the feeling that you get after you help someone :) I love helping kids and with the older folks. I love to see the smile on...
    MINIONPOP MINIONPOP 16-17 Mar 28

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    I intend to travel to South Africa for 4 - 6 weeks to volunteer in a conservation programme helping animals; in particular orphaned cheetahs. I have a passion for protecting...
    OliviaLawrence OliviaLawrence 18-21, F Apr 3

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    it have been always my dream , to volunteer and see other people smile , i went through hard times and im still going by those moments where i loath myself , but if i be able to...
    cutekakashi cutekakashi 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I told my dad I wanted to join the Peace Corps or volunteer somewhere, to do something with my life without being selfish. He told me not to because I could get sick over there or...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I love to volunteer if the organisation / people need helps. I work hard to help them but I hate when they used me for their own benefit. felt like ****! and am facing the...
    red4x red4x 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I want to volunteer in a animal shelter with my mom sometime soon!
    Darkflowers Darkflowers 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I volunteer at the local Children's Hospital in Therapeutic Services on the weekends
    countingstarsss countingstarsss 18-21, F Apr 11

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    ADOCEF is a registered center for the rehabilitation of Orphans, widows and AIDS victims. She is located in the Western part of the African continent in a country called Cameroon...
    life4christ life4christ 26-30, M a week ago

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    Is your adult child in a relationship with an romantic abusive partner? You can help! Take a 20-minute survey at http://www.TakeSurveyNow.2Truth.com
    slswelsh slswelsh 31-35, F Mar 30

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    I'm only 16 so I wasn't sure if I was ready to become a fire fighter. After talking to the most important fire fighters in my life they made me realize that I didn't do all I did...
    16countrygirl 16countrygirl 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    We were not allowed to say "I'm bored" in my house growing up. Mom would say if you are bored I will find something for you to do. Clean your closet, reorganize your dresser, clean...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 8 hrs ago

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    TERRY JACKS "Billy Don't Be A Hero" The marchin' band came down along main street The soldier blues fell in behind I looked across and there I saw Billy Waiting to go and join...
    sherrianna sherrianna 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have to get this off my chest! I am a mother of a beautiful 4 year old girl, i have been living with her father for almost 6 years and am engaged. I have always been bisexual...
    newhearts91 newhearts91 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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