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Have you done any kind of volunteer work?

  1. buckleupdorothy profile image83
    buckleupdorothyposted 5 years ago

    Have you done any kind of volunteer work?

    How did you get into it, and what do (or did) you do for the organization?

  2. profile image0
    Garifaliaposted 5 years ago

    I am a member of an NGO against narcotics and their legalization. Our aim is prevention so we're trying to get programs going to educate parents and get educators involved. I'm part of its radio program and I write and take part in those broadcasts. One of my adult students had suggested I join as she is also a member. Voluteer work is super and necessary, but up to a point. Government officials are elected and paid through taxes to take care of their nations, if they did not have this obligation we'd keep our money and everyone would fend for himself. So I believe volunteer programs should take on certain roles and not make it so that governments need not look after the people but instead collect the money and give nothing back.

  3. tirelesstraveler profile image80
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    Have volunteered in hospitals.  You either volunteer for the auxiliary or with the program that allows young people to volunteer in hospitals. 
    Have volunteer during professional bicycle races.  I knew the race was coming to my town and watched for bulletins,
    Have volunteer for various sporting events.
    You can volunteer for usher at the local theater. Contact the theater.
    You can volunteer to tutor English as a second language at the library,
    Am volunteering at  a concert this week.  I was asked because we have volunteered with the promoter of the concert many time.
    Schools need volunteers.
    An acquaintance volunteered her time working for the LA district attorney just out of law school because she couldn't get a job. 
    There are tons of opportunities.

  4. Jami cooper profile image56
    Jami cooperposted 5 years ago

    I do lot of volunteer work with my self and together with my friends. helping needed people specially poor people and children. From  my office also, we do lot of CSR project where true supported needed. I am working at http://www.anything.lk and they are committed to social responsibility. So i have a great chance to help others

  5. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image98
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    I volunteer at my parent's retirement community because I saw the wonderful work they were doing.  It has been a real blessing in my life and I enjoy it immensely.  I have also volunteered at my daughter's school and at church.    Volunteering has been a wonderful activity for me over the years.

  6. eric2112 profile image80
    eric2112posted 5 years ago

    I actually just volunteered as a classroom helper in my daughter's kindergarten class today. It's amazing how much work there is for a teacher these days. Nonetheless it was a great deal of fun and gave me some insight into my little girls day.

  7. IDONO profile image83
    IDONOposted 5 years ago

    Yes. And still do. I speak weekly at an area detox center for drug and alcohol. I don't preach, threaten,belittle or scare these people. I just convey to them that they are at a turning point of their life and they have to decide which way they want to go. I also tell them that ONLY they can decide that. I supply them with all the information they need for rehab, counseling or support groups if they choose to seek help. They already know all the bad places if they choose to go there. That's also THEIR decision.
         I got into it after I got some sobriety myself. When I got enough knowledge worth sharing. My program has taught me that no one can relate to an alcoholic better than another alcoholic. It also taught me that nothing helps me stay sober more than helping a still suffering alcoholic.
         I listened; I did what was suggested to me; I'm sober. Who can argue with that?
         The reward above staying sober is seeing one of these people, up the road,  helping another alcoholic like I did them.
         Our saying is, " You have to give it away to keep it!"

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    Missylove21posted 5 years ago

    I have done many things to volunteer.  I was a candy striper as a young girl.  I volunteered in nursing homes.  I have been involved in cub scouts and girl scouts now for 5 years.  I have also done a lot of work with Operation Clean Stream.  My volunteer work has changed over the years as to what was going on in my life.  If you are looking for a place to volunteer, sit back and evaluate what is important to you.  Is it animals?  Is it children?  Is it conservation?  I have been told that the way to feel the most fulfilled by volunteer work is to make your pain your passion.  I truly believe in this.

  9. visionandfocus profile image72
    visionandfocusposted 5 years ago

    I volunteered for two and a half years at CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) in their recording studio, recording listening books for their library. I got to read all kinds of books, from Young Adult fiction to magazines to chemistry textbooks, etc. I had an audition, got training, and worked a half day per week. It was fun!

  10. Beata Stasak profile image83
    Beata Stasakposted 5 years ago

    I always have done some type of volunteering work, it is so easy to get in, you just have to recognize your skills and strength that may be useful to other people or animals...

  11. tlbliss profile image61
    tlblissposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I was a volunteer EMT (emergency medical technician) for over 20 years.  I got into volunteering with a local fire department and they need help with the ambulance crew, so I took the courses and helped them out.

    I have also volunteered to help take care of the elderly and folks in a hospice setting.

  12. AnnaCia profile image83
    AnnaCiaposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I have.  Being a foster parent to orphan kittens from a local shelter.  I prefer to do volunteer work without necessarily belonging to an organization.

  13. ryan-cd profile image67
    ryan-cdposted 15 months ago

    I volunteered to help at Hogwarts once, I learn't how to cast a spell and how to turn a frog in to a cat and a fish into a dish...

    That was only in my girlfriends dream, but still it counts right?

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    sagitariuzposted 6 months ago

    Volunteer work is a kind of thing you will ever do to your fellowmen. Its like sharing love and teaching people how to do things in our life without strings attached on it.

    Being a public servant in our town, i have many experienced with regards to volunteer work. But, one of this volunteer that i canĀ“t forget is when there is a typhoon in our town. And all of our surroundings were flooded and also our home.

    Our boss asked if who are the ones who can help distributing goods and also packing them up. And of course, I did volunteered. Everday i am walking in flooded area on the way to my chest. There is no car because all places are flooded.

    I cannot forget that kind of experienced, and when i remembered it. Its like, i am proud to myself that somehow i have helped some of my fellowmen in our town.

  15. Irrfan Totakhail profile image60
    Irrfan Totakhailposted 5 months ago

    Absolutly I have done some type of volunteering work, believe me that is the great feeling in the world, and that was the great experince...

 
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