Do you feel volunteer workers have a big impact on individual communities?

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  1. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 11 years ago

    Do you feel volunteer workers have a big impact on individual communities?

  2. calpol25 profile image60
    calpol25posted 11 years ago

    As a volunteer worker I do believe that as I worked with victims and witnesses of crime and the knowledge that we were there to help them, and support them in this bad time and the fact that we did it voluntarily made a huge difference to that person and the community.

  3. MickS profile image61
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    What, are they volunteer boxers and go around hitting every one in the community.  Most volunteer workers represent 'good causes' and probably have a positive effect on the community.

  4. brianc2k profile image59
    brianc2kposted 11 years ago

    A long time ago dad and his son would pack their tools, extra wood and other materials in the wagon.  Mom and daughter spent most of the morning cooking and packing baskets.  At a given time they boarded their wagon and drove to a neighbors.  There they joined many others from the community and this is how houses, and barns were built. 

    One of our many foundations involves people helping each other.  Not salaried workers or city/government employees.  People helping people.  I firmly believe that volunteers are some the basic seeds that helps hold our country together.  So yes, in my opinion, they carry a huge impact.

  5. Dee aka Nonna profile image60
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 11 years ago

    Oh my, absolutely.  There are organizations and programs that could not function to any measurable degree without volunteers.  There are major organizations that were started by volunteer workers and then expanded to more fully realized their goals and vision.

    Volunteers are competant and very tireless workers and are of more value to communities than anything I can think of.

  6. SoulOfTheTruth profile image61
    SoulOfTheTruthposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely! I've volunteered for several organizations in the metro-Atlanta area and I KNOW the impact is significant. For example, I have planted trees for one group, and it is a joy to see residents step outside their homes when we are planting and say, "Thanks...looks good." Sometimes we even get more volunteers when we do our plantings. It doesn't take a lot of time out of the day, and the reward is NOT, getting a thank you, but it is being able to say, "Hey, I live here, and I care about the community in which I live."

  7. profile image0
    shazwellynposted 11 years ago

    I am a volunteer worker and make a massive impact on people's lives.  As a result, this has a knock on effect to the community as a whole.  Patients would really be stumped without people like me driving and supporting the local community in this way.  It is an invaluable service which I adore.

    I help some to live and some to die.  The greatest impact, of course, is on me.  It helps me to be the best that I can be and gives me a great sense of reward.  I volunteer for the Red Cross (taking people for their cancer treatment) and the ambulance service - various hospital appointments from Diaylisis to hospital discharge, amongst the whole of the service.


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