I've had some amazing experiences recently, and would like to know how many of us Hubbers are involved in charitable organizations, or do volunteer work or help the needy in some way?
Am thinking of trying to gather us Hubbers together to start an organized HubPages kind of charitable thingee (cuz I think we would rock it), but would like to know your mindset first.
I have never done volunteer work, but have always been interested in doing something for the environment. I don't live in an area where there is a whole lot to do, but I am hoping to move to a city soon where I can feel like I have the ability to help out with something.
I only do charity if it strikes me, at my core. I don't go looking for it.
I volunteer in our local community youth programs, coach youth sports teams and volunteer for our seniors. For larger organizations, it varies depending on the organization.
Thanks Irohner. I'm more of a charity in my back yard kind of girl. Would be nice if the whole world was the same then we wouldn't have to do charitable works. Just my thoughts.
I volunteer for a no kill cat shelter called: Cat Adoption Team here in Portland, OR. I love it, a very important cause to me.
Do lots of volunteer work for our school, too (if that counts).
once a year we volunteer for our church - but that's it...we do not want to strain ourselves
I have done volunteer work in the past, and given money to charity and to people who ask me directly and in the street my whole adult life.
I am the mug who splits what I have even when I'm broke! I am the fool who stops and changes the car tire. Not a choice really, that's what Dad always did and I saw the good it brought to peoples lives, so it's easy for me to see.
I have been hungry, cold and even alone in my early life, and know how it feels to need a hand.
The problem has always been time more than money. I look after a big family, (lots of babies to sit) and have little time other than that these days to volunteer.
I have volunteered in the past for Special Olympics. My first was at a telethon. The second was a lot more fun, at the Provincial Games. I had a great time that day and really got to meet the athletes. It's hard where I live now because the organization does not seem to be very organized
That is so cool, I am on my son's school's commitee, we plan all the fund raising it's good fun. I am very much liking your idea.
UW, I do the Special Olympics thing every year. And I love it. Wren, thanks for the support. I'm thinking something big. Something us Hubbers can make a difference at. I'd really like that.
I volunteer often at my child's school during their seasonal get togethers.
Very satisfying to give back to our community
I love what y'all are doing. Is anybody in for something bigger? I'd love to see us Hubbers doing something for charity as a group. Who's in?
What do you have in mind? Irohner, I actually have an excellent fundraising idea that benefits the Ronald McDonald House... It would work well globally. I've been an active participant in my local RMH. Read this: http://rmhc.org/how-you-can-help/other- … llections/
No skin off anyone's back, free, great cause, good for the environment, etc... If enough people did it here at HP it would be fantastic.
I've done volunteer tutoring over the past few years, and I plan to make time to get started again this fall.
What kind of big idea are you thinking of? I might be up for it.
I work in a nursing home, there are times I stop by and help with no pay and my husband volunteers when we need someone. The other day we took patients to the fair and we were short a helper so my husband came to take a patient around, with no pay....
I avoid work as a plague, so no volunteer work for me please. I think charities are inefficient and have a huge overhead, so no money for them either. Yet I basically feed my parents, who have been robbed by the state of their pension, and I help other people directly if/when I feel like that.
I have assisted on some Habitat for Humanity homes and there is not much better than to help someone who is busting ass to help themselves and still shows appreciaton for the assistance of others.
A hand up not a hand out!
I love to do volunteer work if I have enough time.Sometimes even I need to make time for volunteer work.
Currently I'm working on a set of articles for promotion of Big Brothers Big Sisters, profiling kids who need a big sis or bro for regional papers and magazines.
I support a kid in India...used to work for nonprofits when I was right out of college...Literacy Council..as a volunteer coordinator (we helped adults who could not read), Refugee Service Center as an ESL instructor (though my job was actually in resource development/grantwriting).
So, yep. I volunteer.
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